Canaguier-Durand A.,ISIS and IcFRC |
Devaux E.,ISIS and IcFRC |
George J.,ISIS and IcFRC |
Pang Y.,ISIS and IcFRC |
And 7 more authors.
Angewandte Chemie - International Edition | Year: 2013
The thermodynamics of strong coupling between molecules and the vacuum field is analyzed and the Gibbs free energy, the enthalpy, and entropy of the coupling process are determined for the first time. The thermodynamic parameters are a function of the Rabi splitting and the microscopic solvation. The results provide a new framework for understanding light-molecule strong coupling. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.