Femtosecond solvent dynamics studied by time-resolved fluorescence and transient birefringence

S. J. Rosenthal, N. F. Scherer, M. Cho, X. Xie, M. E. Schmidt, G. R. Fleming

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Abstract

Femtosecond solvent dynamics in acetonitrile and methanol have been studied by both time resolved fluorescence and transient birefringence experiments. Introducing a spectral density of Brownian solvent oscillators allows comparison of the two experiments and reveals the elementary liquid motions responsible for the ultrafast dynamics. We report the first observation of a large observation of a large inertial contribution of the solvent response in methanol and confirm the existence of a large inertial contribution in acetonitrile.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUltrafast Phenomena VIII
PublisherPubl by Springer-Verlag GmbH & Company KG
Pages616-617
Number of pages2
Edition55
ISBN (Print)3540564756
Publication statusPublished - 1993
EventProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena - Antibes Juan-Les-Pins, France
Duration: 1992 Jun 81992 Jun 12

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena
CityAntibes Juan-Les-Pins, France
Period92/6/892/6/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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