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The First Femtosecond in the Life of a Chemical Reaction

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Science  21 Apr 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5772, pp. 373-374
DOI: 10.1126/science.1125514

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Summary

Bombardment of reactants with high-order harmonics of a laser reveals the earliest stages of chemical reactions, which occur faster than a single cycle of visible light.

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