Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 232, Issue 1, pp 125–129

Electronic dynamics and real-time observations of pre-reactive states in aqueous solutions

Proceedings of the PULS'97

DOI: 10.1007/BF02383726

Cite this article as:
Gauduel, Y., Sander, M. & Gelabert, H. J Radioanal Nucl Chem (1998) 232: 125. doi:10.1007/BF02383726


With the intensive development of ultrafast spectroscopic techniques, reaction dynamics and transition states can be investigated at the subpicosecond time scale (0.05–3 ps). Aqueous ionic solutions represent a paradigm for the characterization of elementary chemical steps at the microscopic level. The discrimination of very short-lived electronic states during electron transfers in molecular liquids provide guidance for further theoretical developments on non-reactive and reactive dynamics in complicated many body systems.

Copyright information

© Akadémiai Kiadó 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée, CNRS URA 1406, INSERM U451Ecole Polytechnique—ENSTAPalaiseau cedexFrance