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Photon-mediated hybridization of molecular vibrational states

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Light-matter strong coupling is a promising route toward the modification of chemical and physical properties of molecules without formally changing their constituent atoms, bonds, or geometry. The photon-mediated hybridization of vibrational modes of two different molecules simultaneously dissolved in solution is demonstrated in a solution of hexacyanocobaltate(III) and hexacyanoferrate(II) ions. The formation of polaritons with tunable contributions from the bonds of each molecule is shown to be feasible within practical concentration ranges for cavity controlled chemistry. The resulting modified energy landscape of the two coupled molecules may have interesting effects on chemical processes.

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The article was received on 30 Jun 2017, accepted on 28 Nov 2017 and first published on 28 Nov 2017

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7CP04418F
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018,20, 850-857

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    Photon-mediated hybridization of molecular vibrational states

    V. F. Crum, S. R. Casey and J. R. Sparks, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 850
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CP04418F

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