- Ultrafast dynamics of interfacial water
- Award date
- 17 January 2014
- Number of pages
- 's-Hertogenbosch: Boxpress
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute (WZI)
We survey the dynamics of the interfacial water at the air/water interface. We reveal that the ultrafast vibrational energy transfer dynamics and spectral diffusion of the OH stretch mode at the interface differs from those in the bulk significantly; the rotational motion is 3 times faster than in the bulk and energy relaxation is dominated by the rotational dynamics as well as the vibrational energy transfer from the free OH group to the H-bonded OH groups of a water molecule with the free OH group. These insights can only be obtained by conducting the time-resolved surface-specific spectroscopic studies presented in this thesis.
- Research conducted at: Universiteit van Amsterdam
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