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Zewail, Ahmed H.

Works: 144 works in 402 publications in 9 languages and 9,357 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: QD461, 541.224
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Femtochemistry : ultrafast dynamics of the chemical bond by Ahmed H Zewail( )

35 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These two volumes on femtochemistry present a timely contribution to a field central to the understanding of the dynamics of the chemical bond. This century has witnessed great strides in time and space resolutions, down to the atomic scale, providing chemists, biologists and physicists with unprecedented opportunities for seeing microscopic structures and dynamics. Femtochemistry is concerned with the time resolution of the most elementary motions of atoms during chemical change - bond breaking and bond making - on the femtosecond (10-15 second) time scale. This atomic scale of time resolution has now reached the ultimate for the chemical bond and as Lord George Porter puts it, chemists are near the end of the race against time. These two volumes cover the general concepts, techniques and applications of femtochemistry. Professor Ahmed Zewail, who has made the pioneering contributions in this field, has from over 250 publications selected the articles for this anthology. These volumes begin with a commentary and a historical chronology of the milestones. He then presents a broad perspective of the current state of knowledge in femtochemistry by researchers around the world and discusses possible new directions. In the words of a colleague, "it is a must on the reading-list for all of my students ... all readers will find this to be an informative and valuable overview." The introductory articles in Volume I provide reviews for both the non-experts as well as for experts in the field. This is followed by papers on the basic concepts. For applications, elementary reactions are studied first and then complex reactions. Volume I is complete with studies of solvation dynamics, non-reactive systems, ultrafast electron diffraction and the control of chemical reactions. Volume II continues with reaction rates, the concept of elementary intramolecular vibrational-energy redistribution (IVR) and the phenomena of rotational coherence which has become a powerful tool for the determination of molecular structure via time resolution. The second volume ends with an extensive list of references, according to topics, based on work by Professor Zewail and his group at Caltech. These collected works by Professor Zewail will certainly be indispensable to both experts and beginners in the field. The author is known for his clarity and for his creative and systematic contributions. These volumes will be of interest and should prove useful to chemists, biologists and physicists. As noted by Professor J. Manz (Berlin) and Professor A.W. Castleman, Jr. (Penn State): femtochemistry is yielding exciting new discoveries from analysis to control of chemical reactions, with applications in many domains of chemistry and related fields, e.g., physical, organic and inorganic chemistry, surface science, molecular biology, etc
4D electron microscopy : imaging in space and time by Ahmed H Zewail( )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Hungarian and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern electron microscope, as a result of recent revolutionary developments and many evolutionary ones, now yields a wealth of quantitative knowledge pertaining to structure, dynamics, and function barely matched by any other single scientific instrument. It is also poised to contribute much new spatially-resolved and time-resolved insights of central importance in the exploration of most aspects of condensed matter, ranging from the physical to the biological sciences. Whereas in all conventional EM methods, imaging, diffraction, and chemical analysis have been conducted in a static - time-integrated - manner, now it has become possible to unite the time domain with the spatial one, thereby creating four-dimensional (4D) electron microscopy. This advance is based on the fundamental concept of timed, coherent single-electron packets, or electron pulses, which are liberated with femtosecond durations. Structural phase transitions, mechanical deformations, and the embryonic stages of melting and crystallization are examples of phenomena that can now be imaged in unprecedented structural detail with high spatial resolution, and ten orders of magnitude as fast as hitherto. No monograph in existence attempts to cover the revolutionary dimensions that EM in its various modes of operation nowadays makes possible. The authors of this book chart these developments, and also compare the merits of coherent electron waves with those of synchrotron radiation. They judge it prudent to recall some important basic procedural and theoretical aspects of imaging and diffraction so that the reader may better comprehend the significance of the new vistas and applications now afoot. This book is not a vade mecum - numerous other texts are available for the practitioner for that purpose. It is instead an in-depth expose of the paradigm concepts and the developed techniques that can now be executed to gain new knowledge in the entire
Physical biology : from atoms to medicine by Ahmed H Zewail( )

17 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title brings about the confluence of various concepts and tools to address significant problems of our time in physical biology and adjacent disciplines
The Chemical bond : structure and dynamics by Ahmed H Zewail( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This inspired book by some of the most influential scientists of our time--including six Nobel laureates--chronicles our emerging understanding of the chemical bond through the last nine decades and into the future. From Pauling's early work on the structure of the chemical bond using x-ray and electron diffraction to Zewail's work on the dynamics of the chemical bond using femtosecond lasers, from Crick's molecular biology to Rich's molecular recognition, this book explores a rich tradition of scientific heritage and accomplishment. The perspectives given by Pauling, Herschbach, Zewail, and Bernstein celebrate major scientific achievements in chemistry and biology with the chemical bond playing a fundamental role. In a unique presentation that also provides some lively insights on the very nature of scientific thought and discovery, The Chemical Bond: Structure and Dynamics will be of interest to scientists, science historians, and the scientifically inclined populous
Advances in laser chemistry : proceedings of the Conference on Advances in Laser Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA, March 20-22, 1978 by Ahmed H Zewail( Book )

24 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The laser as a radiation source with temporal and spatial coherence has made a tremendous impact in the different fields of science. As a result, new and exciting research has been developing allover the world. Laser spectro scopy shares a large fraction of this research, and in the last decade nu merous books and monographs have been published on this subject. Most of these books and monographs contain the work done in the physics community. Very few books represent the advances made in laser chemistry, a field that is flourishing and whose future is indeed very exciting. It was felt that a meeting that focused on the important questions being asked in the chemistry community, and on new and possible directions in laser chemistry, was needed. This three-day conference, held at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, on March 20-22, 1978, covered five important areas in laser chemistry: Laser-induced chemistry, picosecond processes and techniques, nonlinear optical spectroscopy and dephasing processes, multiphoton exci tation in molecules, and molecular dynamics by molecular beams
Femtochemistry : with the Nobel lecture of A. Zewail by Ahmed H Zewail( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributions collected here from expert femtochemists provide an insight into this area of interdisciplinary research. The range extends from femtochemistry in nanohollows to the investigation of the dynamics of biological reactions in the femtosecond range, from ab initio approaches to quantum chemical reaction controls to two-dimensional, nonlinear optical spectroscopy in liquids. This overview of the current level of research is rounded off with A. Zewail's Nobel prize-winning lecture
Nobelity by Guthrie CSD( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the world's most pressing problems through the eyes of Nobel laureates. Follow filmmaker Turk Pipkin in his journey to find enlightening answers about the kind of world our children and grandchildren will know
Advances in laser spectroscopy I, August 23-24, 1977, San Diego, California by Advances in Laser Spectroscopy I( Book )

14 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photochemistry and photobiology : proceedings of the international conference held at the University of Alexandria, Egypt, January 5-10, 1983 by International Conference on Photochemistry and Photobiology( Book )

13 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4D visualization of matter : recent collected works by Ahmed H Zewail( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This anthology is an exposé of the Collected Works that have emerged over the past decade from Caltech. Through recent publications, the volume provides overviews of the principles, the electron-based techniques, and the applications made."--
Voyage through time : walks of life to the Nobel Prize by Ahmed H Zewail( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a beginning in an Egyptian Delta town and the port of Alexandria to the scenic vistas of sunny southern California, Ahmed Zewail takes us on a voyage through time-his own life and the split-second world of the femtosecond. In this engaging exposé of his life and work until his receipt of the Nobel Prize in 1999, Zewail explores in non-technical language the landscape of molecules glimpsed on the scale of one quadrillionth of a second: the femtosecond, 0. 000 000 000 000 001 second. Zewail enriches the journey into the strange territory of femtochemistry with insightful analogies and illus
Optics in our time by Mohammad D Al-Amri( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light and light based technologies have played an important role in transforming our lives via scientific contributions spanned over thousands of years. In this book we present a vast collection of articles on various aspects of light and its applications in the contemporary world at a popular or semi-popular level. These articles are written by the world authorities in their respective fields. This is therefore a rare volume where the world experts have come together to present the developments in this most important field of science in an almost pedagogical manner. This volume covers five aspects related to light. The first presents two articles, one on the history of the nature of light, and the other on the scientific achievements of Ibn-Haitham (Alhazen), who is broadly considered the father of modern optics. These are then followed by an article on ultrafast phenomena and the invisible world. The third part includes papers on specific sources of light, the discoveries of which have revolutionized optical technologies in our lifetime. They discuss the nature and the characteristics of lasers, Solid-state lighting based on the Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology, and finally modern electron optics and its relationship to the Muslim golden age in science. The book?s fourth part discusses various applications of optics and light in today's world, including biophotonics, art, optical communication, nanotechnology, the eye as an optical instrument, remote sensing, and optics in medicine. In turn, the last part focuses on quantum optics, a modern field that grew out of the interaction of light and matter. Topics addressed include atom optics, slow, stored and stationary light, optical tests of the foundation of physics, quantum mechanical properties of light fields carrying orbital angular momentum, quantum communication, and Wave-Particle dualism in action
Reflections on world affairs : peace and politics by Ahmed H Zewail( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume, the collected work, is an assemblage of the author's "Reflections on World Affairs : Peace and Politics." The focus is on education, science for the have-nots--as well as for the haves--and science in diplomacy. Prof. Zewail believes that the use of the 'soft power' of education, diplomacy, and economic development is far more effective, and much less expensive, than the hegemony of military aggression or politicized foreign aid. From his unique position straddling between East and West cultures and values, it is clear that most problems in our world arise from 'not knowing' and 'not having.' It follows that education is critical, not only for enlightenment, or 'knowing, ' but also for boosting productivity and enhancing 'having'"--Provided by publisher
Ultrafast phenomena VII : proceedings of the 7th international conference, Monterey, CA, May 14-17, 1990 by C. B Harris( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent improvements in the performance of light sources, i.e. reduction in pulse length and increases in wavelength range and power levels, have led to ultrafast technology becoming a basic tool in a wide variety of scientific fields. This book describes the remarkable technological improvements and results of new applications in the natural sciences and various engineering fields
Reminiscences of Ahmed H. Zewail : photons, electrons, and what else? : a portrait from close range : remembrances of his group members and family by Ahmed H Zewail( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents the latest results from high energy physics laboratories. The topics discussed include: Cosmology, Heavy Ions, Electroweak, Heavy Flavour Physics and CP Violation/Rare Decays, QCD and Beyond the Standard Model, Planck Scale Physics, Accelerator and Non-Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation."
Femtochemistry : ultrafast dynamics of the chemical bond by Ahmed H Zewail( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reise durch die Zeit - Weg zum Nobelpreis by Ahmed H Zewail( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von einer ägyptischen Stadt im Nildelta und dem Hafen von Alexandria bis zu den malerischen Landschaften Südkaliforniens führt der Weg, auf dem wir Ahmed Zewail durch sein Leben und gleichzeitig durch die extrem kurzlebige Welt der Moleküle begleiten. Fesselnd erzählt der Forscher von seinen Erlebnissen und seiner Arbeit bis zur Verleihung des Nobelpreises 1999; allgemein verständlich erklärt er die Beobachtung von Molekülen im Zeitmaßstab von Femtosekunden, Billiardstel Sekunden (0,000 000 000 000 001 s). Den Ausflug in die ungewohnten Gefilde der Femtosekundenchemie schmückt Zewail mit anschaulichen Vergleichen und Illustrationen aus, gleichermaßen aufschlussreich für den allgemein interessierten und den naturwissenschaftlich ambitionierten Leser. Aus seinem bisherigen Leben zieht der Autor Lehren, und er denkt über den Einfluss des wissenschaftlichen Fortschritts auf die Gesellschaft in den Industrienationen und den Entwicklungsländern nach. Den Besitzlosen erteilt er konkrete Ratschläge zum Handeln. Am Ende des Buches spricht er die Hoffnung aus, Ägypten möge sich auf die junge Generation, seinen größten Naturschatz, besinnen und Amerika neue Visionen der Innen- und Außenpolitik hervorbringen
Time's mysteries and miracles : consonance with physical and life sciences by Ahmed H Zewail( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zuwayl : amīr al-kīmiyāʼ by Hishām Ḥadīdī( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Arabic and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aḥmad Zuwayl; Nobel Prize for chemistry winner; memoirs
Beyond science by Ahmed H Zewail( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Physical biology : from atoms to medicine
Physical biology : from atoms to medicineFemtochemistry : with the Nobel lecture of A. ZewailNobelityVoyage through time : walks of life to the Nobel PrizeReise durch die Zeit - Weg zum NobelpreisReise durch die Zeit - Weg zum Nobelpreis
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Ahmed H. Zewail scheikundige uit Egypte

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Ahmed Zewail Egyptian scientist, known as the "father of femtochemistry", and Nobel Prize in Chemistry recipient

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Ahmed Zewail Ilmuwan Muslim di bidang kimia

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