Lasers in Industrial Chemical Processes

  • J. Wolfrum
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 35)


The use of the laser in chemical synthesis offers a number of advantages over conventional light sources:
  1. 1)

    extension of the available wavelength range

  2. 2)

    with the narrow spectral bandwith of the laser light, a selective excitation of one kind of molecule, e.g. for isotope separation or ultra purification

  3. 3)

    because of the possibilities of pulsed operation and strong collimation, spatially and temporally controllable, homogeneous excitation of the reaction volume

  4. 4)

    due to the high power density, the possibility of multiphoton processes.



Metallic Glass Vinyl Chloride Isotope Separation Selective Excitation Cyclohexene Oxide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Wolfrum
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  1. 1.Physikalisch-Chemisches InstitutRuprecht-Karls-UniversitätHeidelberghWest Germany

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