"Good Vibrations" – Watching Molecules at Work
Research report (imported) 2011 - Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
It has been a long-standing dream to watch molecules as they rotate, translate, interact and react to form new chemicals with temporal and spatial resolution that matches the molecular scale, i.e. on femtosecond time scales and nanometer length scales. Several new laser-based vibrational spectroscopic approaches are presented here, aimed towards the realization of this dream, with a specific emphasis of watching molecules at work on surface and interfaces.