Zewail received the Nobel Prize in 1999 for his work in femtochemistry
and was labeled the "father of femtochemistry
".Femtochemistry is the study of chemical reactions in very short timescales.
Organisers on Sunday said the museum, which will be open till March 3, is held in memory of the Egyptian chemist and Nobel laureate Ahmad Zeweil, who was known for being the Father of Femtochemistry
(study of chemical reactions).
In a bid to celebrate the works of French-Polish physicist and chemist Marie Curie and Egyptian 'father of femtochemistry
' Ahmed Zewail, chemistry makes a comeback at the fourth annual Nobel Exhibition.
Zewail won the Nobel prize in chemistry for his pioneering work in femtochemistry
in 1999--he was the first Arab scientist to win a Nobel prize.
He is known as the father of femtochemistry
, a branch of physical chemistry that studies chemical reactions happening in a matter of femtoseconds.
Over nearly 40 years at Caltech, Zewail and his students pioneered the field of femtochemistry
, the use of lasers to monitor chemical reactions at a scale of a femtosecond, or a millionth of a billionth of a second.
He was awarded the prize for his pioneering work in femtochemistry
. Zuwail, who became the first Arab scientist to win the Nobel Prize, was granted several international medals and awards.
The technique, a new development--different from Zewail's Nobel Prize-winning work in femtochemistry
, the visual study of chemical processes occurring at femtosecond scales--allowed researchers to observe directly the transitioning atomic configuration of a prototypical phase-change material, germanium telluride (GeTe), when it is hit by a femtosecond laser pulse.
The proclaimed "father of femtochemistry
" won a Nobel Prize for his work in the field in 1999, later founding the Zewail City of Science and Technology, which was involved in a land dispute with Nile University last year.