Picosecond chemistry

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Science  15 Oct 1976:
Vol. 194, Issue 4262, pp. 276-283
DOI: 10.1126/science.968481


The ability to directly measure and evaluate ultrafast processes with unprecedented time resolution and reliability has greatly extended our knowledge about the kinetics of primary processes in chemistry and allied physical and biological sciences. Improvements in the reliability and versatility of picosecond techniques should lead to an increase in the experimental information about basic interactions in atomic and molecular systems.