The Wish List: Spectroscopy
What are the biggest research priorities in spectroscopy today?
Nicoló Omenetto, Rick Russo, Frank Bright, Jorge Pisonero Castro, Ron M. A. Heeren, R. Graham Cooks, Gary Hieftje , Kay Niemax, Leslie Hicks | | Opinion
“Top of my wish list would be turnkey ultrafast laser systems. Studying dynamics in systems ranging from molecular movement in macromolecular systems to electron dynamics within molecules (and even photo-ionization) requires the ability to detect phenomena over shorter and shorter time scales. Thirty to forty years ago picosecond measurements were just becoming routine. Today, there are numerous turnkey femtosecond systems used by scientists who are not hardcore ‘laser spectroscopists.’ My wish is for a turnkey attosecond laser system that would allow a wide array of researchers to study complex system electron dynamics. Next year, I’ll wish for the zeptosecond version!”
Frank Bright, Frank Bright, Henry M. Woodburn Chair and SUNY Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo, USA
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