Ultrafast processes in radiation chemistry

Robert A. Crowell, David J. Gosztola, Ilya A. Shkrob, Dmitri A. Oulianov, Charles D. Jonah, Tijana Rajh

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Ultrafast (<10-11s) physical processes play a pivotal role in radiation-induced chemical reactions. Due to the lack of subpicosecond pulse radiolysis tools knowledge of these events is lacking. We describe the development of laser-based techniques that are designed to provide a source of femtosecond electron and X-ray pulses for chemical physics research. Terawatt laser systems have succeeded in relativistically accelerating subpicosecond electron bunches to energies greater than 5MeV. The electron pulses generated this way are suitable for pulse radiolysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)501-509
Number of pages9
JournalRadiation Physics and Chemistry
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Self modulated laser
  • Terawatt laser
  • Ultrafast spectroscopy
  • Wake field accelerator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation


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