The following is an abstract for the selected article. A PDF download of the full text of this article is available here. Members may download full texts at no charge. Non-members may be charged a small fee for certain articles.
A Time-Resolved Infrared Vibrational Spectroscopic Study of the Photo-Dynamics of Crystalline Materials
Volume 63, Number 1 (Jan. 2009) Page 57-65
Towrie, Mike; Parker, Anthony W.; Ronayne, Kate L.; Bowes, Katharine F.; Cole, Jacqueline M.; Raithby, Paul R.; Warren, John E.
Time-resolved infrared vibrational spectroscopy is a structurally sensitive probe of the excited-state properties of matter. The technique has found many applications in the study of molecules in dilute solution phase but has rarely been applied to crystalline samples. We report on the use of a sensitive pump-probe time-resolved infrared spectrometer and sample handling techniques for studies of the ultrafast excited-state dynamics of crystalline materials. The charge transfer excited states of crystalline metal carbonyls and the proton transfer of dihydroxyquinones are presented and compared with the solution phase.