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Pure Appl. Chem., 2000, Vol. 72, No. 12, pp. 2219-2231

Femtochemistry. Past, present, and future

Ahmed H. Zewail

Arthur Amos Noyes Laboratory of Chemical Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 USA

Abstract: This review highlights, with a historical perspective, the development of the field, with focus on the evolution since its birth in 1987, the scope of applications in present-time research, and some future developments in femtochemistry and the sibling field, femtobiology.