Summary and Info
This second edition is based on the successful concept of the first edition in presenting a unified perspective on molecular charge and energy transfer processes. The authors bridge the regimes of coherent and dissipative dynamics, thus establishing the connection between classic rate theories and modern treatments of ultrafast phenomena. The book serves as an introduction for graduate students and researchers. Expanding the volume by nearly 50 pages all chapters have been enlarged as well as updated to account for recent developments. Among the new topics are - semiclassical, quantum-classical hybrid, and path integral formulations of molecular dynamics - the basics of femtosecond nonlinear spectroscopy, electron transfer reactions in proteins, molecular wires and at surfaces - infrared spectroscopy of hydrogen bonds - ultrafast excitation energy transfer in biological and nonbiological chromophore complexes. More illustrating examples as well as an enlarged reference list are added. A new chapter gives an introduction into the theory of laser pulse control of molecular dynamics.