Laser flash photolysis using the LKS80 allows the reactions occurring in the nanosecond time range to be studied. Reactions are initiated by a very brief pulse of laser light. Then data is collected using a number of spectrometric techniques. This allows ultrafast reactions processes to be studied, provided that the process can be initiated with a flash of laser light. For a more in depth explanation of the laser flash photolysis method please read the tutorial.
Laser flash photolysis has been used increasingly in the area of bioinorganic reaction mechanisms, for example, studies on electron transport in cytochromes or ligand binding by heme containing proteins. Recent cutting-edge applications include studies on the conformational changes of functional proteins that occur during the course of their activity.
Laser Flash Photolysis provides one of the most effective methods for studying by direct measurement the reactions of transient species such as radicals, excited states or ions, in chemical and biological systems.