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Master SERP+ Programme

Fast processes and radiations


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.

Recommended Books

  • R. Lakowitcz, Principles of Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Springer, Singapore (2006)
  • B. Valeur, Molecular Fluorescence, Wiley, Weinheim (2002)
  • N. Tkachenko, Optical Spectroscopy/ Methods and Instrumentation, Elsevier, Amsterdam  (2006)
  • N. J. Turro, V. Ramamurthy, J. Scaiano, Modern Molecular Photochemistry of Organic Molecules, University Science Books, California, USA  (2010)

Teaching Staff

Pascale Changenet-Barret (Course coordinator)
Rémi Métivier
Isabelle Lampre


25 hours