Environmental scanning ultrafast electron microscopy: Structural dynamics of solvation at interfaces

Ding Shyue Yang, Omar F. Mohammed, Ahmed H. Zewail*

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Abstract

On the surface: CdSe surfaces have been used as a prototype for the investigation of the spatiotemporal characteristics of solvation by environmental scanning ultrafast electron microscopy (see picture, GSED=gaseous secondary electron detector). This study has shown that the ultrafast relaxation dynamics of polar molecules, such as water, in the adsorbate layers exhibit a striking dependence on the CdSe surface structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2897-2901
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume52
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • femtochemistry
  • microscopy
  • non-equilibrium processes
  • solvation
  • surface analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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