Accession Number : ADA325681

Title :   Ultrafast Dynamics of Chemical Reactions.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Dec 93-14 Dec 96,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Zewail, Ahmed H.

PDF Url : ADA325681

Report Date : 12 AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The research and efforts mentioned above describe our accomplishments and new findings in three areas: (a) fundamental R/D; (b) new technologies and techniques; and (c) educational and training of research associates at Caltech. in the area of fundamental R/D, the laboratories are considered one of the national/international resources for the studies of the fundamental dynamics of chemical reactivity. Detailed description of the works are given in the publications in this report. As for the development of new technologies and techniques, our efforts, supported by the AFOSR, have been central to the development of ultrafast laser and electron technologies and their applications. These developments are essential to high-speed technologies, and, as mentioned in the previous report, Japan's MITI announced recently that Femtoscience and Femtotechnology are the key to many future industries of new materials, optical communication, switching,...etc.; they committed $200 millions to this science and technology. Finally, the Caltech group currently has close to 25 visiting associates, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduate students. The training and education of new generation of scientists and technologists in these areas have been extremely profitable, as evident by the leading institutions and in the industrial sector.

Descriptors :   *DYNAMICS, *CHEMICAL REACTIONS, AIR FORCE, HIGH RATE, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, REACTIVITIES, OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, LASERS, MOLECULAR BEAMS, ELECTRONS, OPTICAL SWITCHING.

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Lasers and Masers
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE