Collective Chemistry in Optical Cavities
What is it about?
We show that an electron transfer reaction can occur order of magnitude faster inside an optical cavity than in free space. The mechanism behind this surprising enhancement involves a single cavity photon suppressing the nuclear motions that a transferred electron encounters in its way from donor to acceptor.
Why is it important?
This work brings quantum optics and chemical dynamics together for the first time.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Felipe Herrera