Ultrafast spectroscopy of laser-driven shock waves in molecular materials

Jens Franken, Selezion A. Hambir, Dana D. Dlott

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The "nanoshock technique" for generating shock waves in molecular materials at high repetition rates is described. Ultrafast spectroscopy is used to study shock waves in crystalline anthracene, a high explosive NTO, and a molecular nanomachine, the heme protein myoglobin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-36
Number of pages12
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 TAPPI Metered Size Press Forum - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Apr 30 1998May 2 1998


  • Molecular crystals
  • Shock waves
  • Ultrafast spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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