Water dynamics: Dependence on local structure probed with vibrational echo correlation spectroscopy

Tobias Steinel, John B. Asbury, S. A. Corcelli, C. P. Lawrence, J. L. Skinner, M. D. Fayer

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Abstract

Ultrafast infrared vibrational echo correlation spectroscopy with full phase information of the entire O-D stretching band of HOD in H2O and molecular dynamics simulations are employed to investigate water dynamics. The wavelength dependence of the measured dynamics demonstrates that different hydrogen bonded water species are subject to distinct ultrafast (∼100 fs) local fluctuations and essentially identical slower (0.4 ps to ∼2 ps) structural rearrangements. Simulations provide insights into the nature of the very fast and slower dynamics. The results also show that the theoretical methods that are widely used in the description of nonlinear optical experiments need to be advanced to adequately describe water dynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-300
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume386
Issue number4-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 11 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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