Characterization of hydrogen bond acceptor molecules at the water surface using near-edge x-ray absorption fine-structure spectroscopy and density functional theory

Kevin R. Wilson, Matteo Cavalleri, Bruce S. Rude, Richard D. Schaller, A. Nilsson, L. G M Pettersson, N. Goldman, Tony Catalano, J. D. Bozek, R. J. Saykally*

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Abstract

Near-edge X-ray absorption fine-structure spectroscopy and density functional theory were used to characterize the hydrogen bond acceptor molecules at the water surface. A new population of interfacial molecules in addition to the single-donor configurations were observed by X-ray absorption. The total-ion-yield (TIY) liquid surface measurements exhibited fully resolved peaks and were observed to be broader and unshifted in energy relative to their gas-phase analogues. The results were in good agreement with the X-ray Raman and total-fluorescence-yield studies of bulk liquid water.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L221-L226
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Volume14
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 4 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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