Vibrational Spectroscopy of Water Interfaces

Prof. Yuen-Ron Shen
Event Date and Time: 
Fri, 2012-10-19 16:00 - 17:00
Chem D-215
Local Contact: 
Keng Chou
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Water interfaces play key roles in many disciplines. Understanding of their structures and properties at the molecular level is however still lacking, but is likely with recent development of Infrared-visible sum-frequency spectroscopy (SFS). Being highly surface-specific, SFS is the only technique that can yield vibrational spectra for water interfaces, thus providing their structural information. It can also be used to probe ultrafast interfacial water dynamics.

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