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Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 159

Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 159

Paul Brumer (Editor), Stuart A. Rice (Series Editor), Aaron R. Dinner (Series Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-09626-9

Apr 2016

432 pages

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This volume of Advances in Chemical Physics is dedicated, by the contributors, to Moshe Shapiro, formerly Canada Research Chair in Quantum Control in the Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia and Jacques Mimran Professor of Chemical Physics at the Weizmann Institute, who passed away on December 3, 2013. It focuses primarily on the interaction of light with molecules, one of Moshe’s longstanding scientific loves. However, the wide range of topics covered in this volume constitutes but a small part of Moshe’s vast range of scientific interests, which are well documented in over 300 research publications and two books.

Contributors to Volume 159 ix

Preface to the Series xi

Dynamics of Photochemical Reactions of Organic Carbonyls and their Clusters 1
by Dorit Shemesh and R. Benny Gerber

Photoinduced Bond Cleavage as a Probe of Mode Specificity and Intramolecular Dynamics in Rovibrationally Excited Triatomic to 10 Atom Molecules 23
by Salman Rosenwaks and Ilana Bar

Controlling Quantum Dynamics with Assisted Adiabatic Processes 51
by Shumpei Masuda and Stuart A. Rice

From Coherent to Incoherent Dynamical Control of Open Quantum Systems 137
by Gershon Kurizki and Analia Zwick

Piecewise Adiabatic Passage in Polarization Optics: an Achromatic Polarization Rotator 219
by Bruce W. Shore, Andon Rangelov, Nikolay V. Vitanov and Klaas Bergmann

Ultrafast and Efficient Control of Coherent Electron Dynamics via SPODS 235
by Tim Bayer, Matthias Wollenhaupt, Hendrike Braun and Thomas Baumert

Toward Coherent Control Around the Quantum-Classical Boundary 283
by Hiroyuki Katsuki and Kenji Ohmori

Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Molecular Scattering 313
by R. V. Krems

Quantum Dynamics by Partitioning Technique 349
by Ioannis Thanopulos

Laser Control of Ultrafast Molecular Rotation 395
by Valery Milner and John W. Hepburn

Index 413