We will follow the reactions in "real time" using state-of-the-art time-resolved spectroscopic techniques. We will study the transient molecular species (excited states, radicals, …) and follow the whole reaction from the reactants, through the transition state towards the product side.
<p text-align:justify\"="" style="text-align: justify;">The processes involved are such as energy transfer, charge transfer, charge separation and recombination, electron and proton transfer, ionisation, solvation, photoisomerization, …
To illustrate this, we will present some applications within the fields of biology (vision, drug-protein binding, radiation induced DNA damage) and environment (solar energy conversion, photovoltaics, photocatalysis, depollution,…).
Understand the basic processes involved in radiation-induced chemical reactions.
Learn the basic techniques used in time-resolved experiments.
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- N. J. Turro, V. Ramamurthy, J. Scaiano, Modern Molecular Photochemistry of Organic Molecules, University Science Books, California, USA (2010)