These two volumes provide a comprehensive overview of laser applications in many important fields of chemistry. They cover both the gleaning of information as well as the active influencing of reactions, with the applications stretching from chemistry, physics and materials science to biology and medicine. This handy reference also contains an equipment and peripherals overview for laser probing and laser chemistry setups. For chemists, physicists, materials scientists, and laser specialists, as well as those working in the chemical industry.
Maximilian Lackner holds a master's degree in physical and analytical chemistry and obtained his Ph.D. from Vienna University of Technology, Austria. As post-doc, he carried out spectroscopic investigations in optical engines at the Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden. His main research interest is the use of lasers in chemistry, applied to combustion and ignition. Dr. Lackner is an expert in laser ignition and tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS), where he also holds a patent. Apart from his position as senior researcher at the Institute of Chemical Engineering at Vienna University of Technology, he is founder and chief technical officer of the company ProcessEng Engineering GmbH, also in Vienna.
Vol. I: PROBING MATTER PART I: GENERAL Principles of Lasers Laser Safety PART II: LASERS AS PROBES IN CHEMISTRY Overview Chemical Sensing Using Quantum Cascade Lasers Laser Diagnostics of Combustion Processes LIDAR for Ground- and Airborne Trace Gas Detection Non-linear Spectroscopy and Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy Photoacoustic Spectroscopy Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy Applications of TDLAS in Process Industries Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) Laser Doppler Anemometry Cavity Ring-down Spectroscopy in Chemistry Laser Spectroscopy Applied to Catalyis Research Speciation Analysis Using Lasers Laser-enhanced Spectroscopy and Coherent Control Laser-induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy (LIF) Laser Applications in Combustion Engine Research and Development Raman Spectroscopy Matrix-assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry: Principles and Applications in Life Sciences MALDI-MS of Industrial Chemicals and Polymers Atmospheric-pressure Laser Ionization High-Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy in Low-Temperature Crystalline Matrices Vol. II: INFLUENCING MATTER PART III: LASERS TO START AND INFLUENCE CHEMICAL REACTIONS Overview Laser-based Formation of Nanoparticles Laser Ablation in Background Gas and Its Application to the Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials Laser-induced Photocatalysis and Its Applications Laser Enrichment of Isotopes Reaction Mechanisms in the Gas Phase Studied by Laser Pyrolysis Femtochemistry: Lasers to Investigate Ultrafast Reactions Laser-plasma Chemistry: Chemical Reactions Initiated by Laser-produced Plasmas Laser Micromachining Laser-induced Chemical Vapor Deposition (LCVD) Laser-induced Ignition for Combustion Engines Lasers in the Photopolymer Area Laser Control of Chemical Reactions Coherent Control of Chemical Dynamics with Lasers Nanosecond Laser Flash Photolysis Lasers in Semiconductor Photochemistry Lasers in Photodynamic Therapy Photo Reactions Induced by Two-photon Absorption Laser-microwave in Chemistry PART IV: APPLICATIONS Lasers in Material Processing Lasers in Biology Lasers in Medicine Lasers in Conservation and Preservation for Art and Architecture Lasers in Dentistry PART V: PAST AND FUTURE TRENDS History of Lasers in Chemistry Trends of Laser Research and Development Outlook