chapter  12
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Laser Flash Photolysis

WithDaniel G. McLean

Laser flash photolysis (LFP) is a mature technique [1] for the characterization of photophysical and photochemical properties. It can be applied to a large range of organic, organometallic, and even inorganic materials. It is useful in a large range of materials development applications including, but not limited to artificial photosynthesis, photodynamic therapy, optical limiting, photoconductive materials, and optical memory materials. Several reviews [2-7] are available in the literature. The main purpose here is to provide a starting point to set up or to understand the results of such an experiment along with an idea of the errors and limitations.