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Vibrational energy relaxation, nonpolar solvation dynamics and instantaneous normal modes: Role of binary interaction in the ultrafast response of a dense liquid

Biswas, Ranjit and Bhattacharyya, Sarika and Bagchi, Biman (1998) Vibrational energy relaxation, nonpolar solvation dynamics and instantaneous normal modes: Role of binary interaction in the ultrafast response of a dense liquid. In: Journal of Chemical Physics, 108 (12). pp. 4963-4971.

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Abstract

Recently instantaneous normal mode analysis has revealed an interesting similarity of the solvent dynamical influence on two rather different phenomena, namely vibrational energy relaxation VER and nonpolar solvation dynamics NPSD. In this work we show that this similarity can be rationalized from a mode coupling theoretic analysis of the dynamic response of a dense liquid. The present analysis demonstrates that VER and the initial NPSD are coupled primarily to the binary part of the frequency dependent frictional response of the liquid. It is found that for strong solute– solvent interaction, the initial decay of nonpolar solvation dynamics can proceed with time constant less than 100 fs. In addition, a very good agreement between the calculated and the simulated VER rates have been obtained for a large range of frequency.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Institute of Physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:34
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/9391

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