All entries for November 2004
November 27, 2004
General discussion, not all members present at the same time, but following points were decided upon
- Blogging essential to keeping track of resources and project
- Draft Powerpoint Presentation (of all various parts) to be ready for a meeting next Thursday at 11am, for group discussion
- Alice and Dave working together on Introduction to Femtochemistry
- Tom and Will working together on further developments of Femtochemistry
- Eleanor and Lucinda working together on the history of Zewail and the Nobel Prize
- Alternative layout of powerpoint produced and to be emailed to everyone, containing very brief draft of Tom and Will's work
November 26, 2004
1) Quite general, explains how femtochemistry can monitor a reaction, and also goes on to look at more complex solvation effects
2) From Zewail's site, explains the research themes that carry on from femtochemistry
Physics World September 2001
Article on from femtochemistry to attophysics
November 25, 2004
Further developments in Femtochemistry- Basic Ideas and references
1) Surface Chemical Dynamics:
2) Attophysics from Femtochemistry (locate electrons and orbitals from X-ray pulse lasers)
3) Femtochemistry and Femtobiology
More general links
"The Chemical Bond – Structure and Dynamics", edited by Ahmed Zewail, published in 1992. As well as editing the volume, he has a chapter on his research into femtochemistry and transition states.
Libary book no: QD.831.C4
November 24, 2004
- Blogs to be used for logging team work, so markers can see progress of work. This also means that minutes are to be taken at every meeting.
- Key to Presentation is femtochemistry and why Zwail won the prize, not the history of the nobel prize or his history – these sections should be brief but informative.
- Narrator idea to link the different sections together, could add humourous element to a "straight-laced" presenation.
- Oral parts to be re-assigned later on, since not equal in proportion in research terms.
- The nobel Prize – Lucinda
- Background to Zewail and further projects of Zewail – Eleanor
- Introduction to femtochemistry and reasons for development – Alice
- Reasons for awarding the prize and speach – Dave
- Further Developments in Femtochemistry – Tom
- Research spurred by femtochemistry into cells – Will
- Summary and Conclusion – ?