Accession Number : ADP007075

Title :   Subpicosecond Studies of Molecules and Solids,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT CHICAGO CIRCLE DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Luk, T. S. ; McPherson, A. ; Tate, D. A. ; Boyer, K. ; Rhodes, C. K.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Studies of the interaction of molecules and solids with subpicosecond (approx. 600 fs) high intensity radiation (> or = 10 to the 16th W/sq. cm.) are leading to the observation of new physical phenomena and the production of new classes of highly excited matter. The experiments indicate that a central factor is the ability to generate very high levels of electronic excitation in a manner which enables the heavy bodies of the system to remain kinetically cold for the time scale of the interaction.

Descriptors :   *MOLECULE MOLECULE INTERACTIONS, *COHERENT OPTICAL RADIATION, *EXCITATION, X RAYS, SHORT WAVELENGTHS, SOLIDS, COHERENT RADIATION, IONIZATION, LASER APPLICATIONS, SYMPOSIA.

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE