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Chemistry under Vibrational Strong Coupling

Nagarajan, K and Thomas, A and Ebbesen, TW (2021) Chemistry under Vibrational Strong Coupling. In: Journal of the American Chemical Society .

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.1c07420


Over the past decade, the possibility of manipulating chemistry and material properties using hybrid light-matter states has stimulated considerable interest. Hybrid light-matter states can be generated by placing molecules in an optical cavity that is resonant with a molecular transition. Importantly, the hybridization occurs even in the dark because the coupling process involves the zero-point fluctuations of the optical mode (a.k.a. vacuum field) and the molecular transition. In other words, unlike photochemistry, no real photon is required to induce this strong coupling phenomenon. Strong coupling in general, but vibrational strong coupling (VSC) in particular, offers exciting possibilities for molecular and, more generally, material science. Not only is it a new tool to control chemical reactivity, but it also gives insight into which vibrations are involved in a reaction. This Perspective gives the underlying fundamentals of light-matter strong coupling, including a mini-tutorial on the practical issues to achieve VSC. Recent advancements in "vibro-polaritonic chemistry"and related topics are presented along with the challenges for this exciting new field. © 2021 American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of the American Chemical Society
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to American Chemical Society
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2021 06:34
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2021 06:34
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/70442

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