Selective gating to vibrational modes through resonant X-ray scattering
Number of Authors: 15
2017 (English)In: Nature Communications, ISSN 2041-1723, E-ISSN 2041-1723, Vol. 8, 14165Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The dynamics of fragmentation and vibration of molecular systems with a large number of coupled degrees of freedom are key aspects for understanding chemical reactivity and properties. Here we present a resonant inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS) study to show how it is possible to break down such a complex multidimensional problem into elementary components. Local multimode nuclear wave packets created by X-ray excitation to different core-excited potential energy surfaces (PESs) will act as spatial gates to selectively probe the particular ground-state vibrational modes and, hence, the PES along these modes. We demonstrate this principle by combining ultra-high resolution RIXS measurements for gas-phase water with state-of-the-art simulations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 8, 14165
Other Natural Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-140323DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14165ISI: 000392541700001PubMedID: 28106058OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-140323DiVA: diva2:1079152