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A simple picture of x-ray emission of condensed phase water
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. (Kvantkemi)
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

We apply the Kramers-Heisenberg formula to a one-dimensional model of the water dimer to discuss vibrational interference in the x-ray emission spectrum of the donor molecule for which the core-ionized potential energy surface is known to be dissociative. The isotope effect is discussed and connections are made to recent experimental data on liquid water in terms of asymmetrical broadening of the 1b1 spectral features. A long core-hole life time leads to decay from Zundel-like, fully delocalized vibrational states in the intermediate potential without involvement of a specific dissociated component.

URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-39054OAI: diva2:318149
Available from: 2010-05-06 Created: 2010-05-06 Last updated: 2010-05-07Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Theoretical modeling of x-ray and vibrational spectroscopies applied to liquid water and surface adsorbates
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Theoretical modeling of x-ray and vibrational spectroscopies applied to liquid water and surface adsorbates
2010 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis presents results of theoretical modeling of x-ray and vibrational spectroscopies applied to liquid water and to CO adsorbed on a Ni(100) surface. The Reverse Monte Carlo method is used to search for  water structures that reproduce diffraction, IR/Raman and x-ray absorption by fitting them to experimental data and imposed constraints. Some of the structures are created to have a large fraction of broken hydrogen bonds because recent x-ray absorption and emission studies have been seen to support the existence of such structures. In the fitting procedure a fast way of computing the IR/Raman spectrum for an isolated OH stretch is used, where the frequency is represented by the electric field projected in the direction of the stretch coordinate. This method is critically evaluated by comparing it to quantum chemical cluster calculations. Furthermore, the x-ray emission spectrum of water is investigated, the modeling of which is complicated by the necessity of including vibrational effects in the spectrum calculations due to a dissociative intermediate state. Based on the Kramers-Heisenberg formula a new semi-classical method is developed to include vibrational effects in x-ray emission calculations. The method is seen to work very well for a one-dimensional test system. Moreover, x-ray absorption and emission are implemented in a periodic Density Functional Theory code which is applied to ice and to the surface adsorbate system CO on Ni(100).

Abstract [sv]

Den här avhandlingen presenterar resultat av teoretisk modellering av röntgen- och vibrationella spektroskopier applicerade på flytande vatten och på CO adsorberat på en Ni(100) -yta. Reverse Monte Carlo-metoden används till att söka efter vattenstrukturer som reproducerar diffraktion, IR/Raman, röntgenabsorption och emission genom att anpassa strukturerna till experimentella data samt till pålagda restriktionsvillkor. Vissa av strukturerna är skapade så att de har en stor andel brutna vätebindningar eftersom nya röntgenabsorptions- och emissionsexperiment har setts stödja förekomsten av sådana strukturer. I anpassningsprocessen används en metod för att snabbt beräkna IR/Raman-spektrum för en isolerad OH-stretch, där frekvensen representeras av det elektriska fältet projicerat i stretch-koordinatens riktning.Vi utvärderar kritiskt denna metod genom att jämföra den med kvantkemiska klusterberäkningar. Vidare undersöks vattens röntgenemissionsspektrum, vars modellering kompliceras av nödvändigheten att inkludera vibrationella effekter i spektrumberäkningarna på grund av ett dissociativt intermediärt tillstånd. Baserat på Kramers-Heisenbergformeln utvecklas en ny semiklassisk metod som inkluderar vibrationella effekter. Metoden visar sig fungera mycket väl för ett endimensionellt testsystem. Dessutom implementerar vi röntgenabsorption och emission i en periodisk Täthetsfunktionalteorikod som vi sedan applicerar  på is och på ett ytadsorbatsystem: CO på Ni(100).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Department of Physics, Stockholm University, 2010. 61 p.
water, XAS, XES, IR, Raman
National Category
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
Research subject
Chemical Physics
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-38868 (URN)978-91-7447-096-3 (ISBN)
Public defence
2010-06-04, sal FR4, AlbaNova universitetscentrum, Roslagstullsbacken 21, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)
At the time of the doctoral defense, the following papers were unpublished and had a status as follows: Paper 4: Manuscript. Paper 5: Manuscript. Paper 6: Manuscript.Available from: 2010-05-11 Created: 2010-05-03 Last updated: 2011-11-14Bibliographically approved

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