Probing chirality with a femtosecond reaction microscope
LaserLaB, VU University Amsterdam, 1081HV Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Detection of molecular chirality with high sensitivity and selectivity is important for many analytical and practical applications. Photoionization has emerged as a very sensitive probe of chirality in molecules. We show here that a table top setup with a femtosecond laser and a single imaging detector for both photoelectrons and photoions enables detection of chirality up to 3 orders of magnitude better than the existing conventional absorption based techniques.
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