Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry B

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 458–470 | Cite as

New directions of femtochemistry and femtobiology

  • O. M. SarkisovEmail author
Effect of External Factors on Physicochemical Transformations


In recent years, femtochemistry and femtobiology have been quickly progressing. The specific characteristics of femtosecond pulses have extended the possibilities of traditional experiments and allowed obtaining new previously inacceptable information. New lines of research have emerged. This publication overviews studies performed at the Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. These studies cover three new directions: the mechanisms of intramolecular physicochemical processes occurring on the femto-picosecond timescale, coherent photochemistry based on the action of femtosecond pulses, and physicochemical processes initiated by multiphoton absorption of femtosecond radiation. The scope of these directions is illustrated by the results of studies of actual chemical and biological systems.


femtochemistry coherent photochemistry product yield control dynamics and reaction mecha-nisms femtosecond pulses multiphoton absorption microsurgery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Semenov Institute of Chemical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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