"A few months after the first edition of May and Kuehn's book wasreleased, I met a Danish colleague at a conference in Montreux (onLake Geneva). He had spent the weekend reading the book in hishotel room, despite the beautiful weather and nice sightseeing!This anecdote illustrates the sucess met by the first edition, andif you liked it, then you will like the second edition even more!... the book provides a didactic and pedagogic presentation ofmolecular processes."
Prof. Majed Chergui, Laboratory of Ultrafast Spectroscopy, EcolePolytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, ChemPhysChem,4/2005
From the Back Cover
edition has been expanded and updated toaccount for recent developments, while new illustrative examples aswell as an enlarged reference list have been added. It naturallyretains the successful concept of its predecessors in presenting aunified perspective on molecular charge and energy transferprocesses, thud bridging the regimes of coherent and dissipativedynamics, and establishing a connection between classic ratetheories and modern treatments of ultrafast phenomena.
While serving as an introduction for graduate students andresearchers, this is equally a must-have reference for graduatestudents and experimentalists, as well as an aid to interpretingexperimental data and accessing the original literature.
From the contents:
Electronic and Vibrational Molecular States.
Dynamics and Isolated and Open Quantum Systems
Interaction of Molecular Systems with Radiation Fields.
Vibrational Dynamics: Energy Redistribution, Relaxation, andDephasing.
Intramolecular Electronic Transitions
Excitation Energy Transfer