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Ultrafast nuclear dynamics induced by photodetachment of Ag2 and Ag2O2: oxygen desorption from a molecular silver surface

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Abstract

Femtosecond nuclear dynamics of mass-selected neutral Ag2 and Ag2O2 clusters are investigated with the ‘negative ion–to neutral–to positive ion’ (NeNePo) technique. For the bare silver dimer, wave packet dynamics occurring in the neutral electronic ground state and in the first excited triplet state are observed after photodetachment from the anion with 3.05 eV photon energy. While the dynamics in the ground state lead to an oscillatory structure in the NeNePo-pump–probe spectra with a vibrational constant of 185 cm−1, the dynamics in the triplet state are assigned to a bound–free transition leading to dissociation. Photodetachment from the Ag2O2 complex results in the desorption of O2. The experimental data clearly show the influence of the desorbing oxygen ligand on the nuclear dynamics of the silver dimer inducing a red shift in the vibrational frequency and an intensity enhancement of the oscillatory signal.

Graphical abstract: Ultrafast nuclear dynamics induced by photodetachment of Ag2− and Ag2O2−: oxygen desorption from a molecular silver surface

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Submitted
29 Apr 2005
Accepted
31 May 2005
First published
09 Jun 2005

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2005,7, 2706-2709
Article type
Communication

Ultrafast nuclear dynamics induced by photodetachment of Ag2 and Ag2O2: oxygen desorption from a molecular silver surface

L. D. Socaciu-Siebert, J. Hagen, J. Le Roux, D. Popolan, M. Vaida, Š. Vajda, T. M. Bernhardt and L. Wöste, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2005, 7, 2706
DOI: 10.1039/B506034F

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