Femtosecond mid-infrared pump-probe spectroscopy of water and ice

  • Sander Woutersen
  • Uli Emmerichs
  • Huib J. Bakker
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Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 63)


We have used femtosecond mid-infrared pump-probe spectroscopy on the OH-stretching mode of HDO dissolved in D2O to investigate both the orientational and vibrational dynamics of water and ice. The orientational data provide evidence for a two-component structure of liquid water. The vibrational lifetime of the OH-stretch mode shows a remarkable temperature dependence: in water it is twice as long as in ice, and is found to increase with temperature.


Liquid Water Pump Pulse Vibrational Relaxation Vibrational Dynamic Anomalous Temperature Dependence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sander Woutersen
    • 1
  • Uli Emmerichs
    • 1
  • Huib J. Bakker
    • 1
  1. 1.FOM-Institute AmolfAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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