Solvent intermolecular polarizability response in solvation

Sungnam Park, Bret N. Flanders, Xiaoming Shang, Robert A. Westervelt, Jeongho Kim, Norbert F. Scherer

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Polarizability response spectroscopy (PORS) measurements were performed at a series of C153 concentrations in a variety of solvents. In contrast to the PORS signals from the neat solvents, it was found that the PORS signals from the solutions are primarily negative in amplitude with a long decay component. The long-time decay of the negative signal was fit with an exponential function. While the magnitude of the negative signals increased with concentration, the decay time only depended on the solvent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3917-3920
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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