His theoretical research into light-induced processes in the hydroxyl radical (OH), the hydrogen molecule (H2) and nitrous oxide (N2O) has directly contributed to a better understanding of chemical processes taking place on Earth as well as in the universe.
The interaction between light and matter is vitally important for a wide range of applications, such as the modelling of chemical processes in the Earth's atmosphere, research into combustion processes and the measurement and modelling of processes in astrophysics. Under the influence of light, molecules can vibrate, rotate, disintegrate or even be formed out of individual atoms. These processes take place according to the laws of quantum mechanics. Although the basic equations are known, solving them is a considerable technical problem. Thanks to Van der Loo's research, such solutions are a step closer.Hydroxyl radical
Van der Loo's doctoral research was funded by the NWO programme Jonge Chemici (Young Chemists).
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