Ultrafast Dynamics

Femtosecond laser transient absorption spectroscopy is used to follow the dynamics of chemical reactions and molecular photodissociations in real time. Experiments are carried out in our own ultrafast laser laboratory (funded by ERC Advanced Grant CAPRI 290966), and using the ULTRA Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.  Our transient absorption experiments span the mid infrared, visible and ultraviolet regions of the spectrum to observe vibrational and electronic state dynamics.


Reaction Dynamics in Liquids

The dynamics of chemical reactions in solution are studied on timescales of femtosecond to picosecond using transient absorption spectroscopy.