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Molecular Handedness with Don Gemmell

June 20, 2014 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Zeev Vager, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Building 203
Physics Division Colloquium
In Honor of Donald S. Gemmell

This Colloquium is about the development of new ideas in molecular physics which could not have occurred without my close acquaintance and collaboration with Donald S. Gemmell. It revolves around the experimental efforts to make sense of quantum handedness in molecules. The story starts with Don's Coulomb-Explosion-Imaging (CEI) technique as a new direction in molecular structure. The significance of using CEI for absolute handedness measurements of molecules in the gas phase and its modern accomplishment is then told. Lastly, the measure of handedness without absolute configuration is presented.