Chemical Bond Activation Observed with an X-ray Laser
2016 (English)In: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, ISSN 1948-7185, E-ISSN 1948-7185, Vol. 7, no 18, 3647-3651 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The concept of bonding and antibonding orbitals is fundamental in chemistry. The population of those orbitals and the energetic difference between the two reflect the strength of the bonding interaction. Weakening the bond is expected to reduce this energetic splitting, but the transient character of bond-activation has so far prohibited direct experimental access. Here we apply time-resolved soft X-ray spectroscopy at a free electron laser to directly observe the decreased bonding antibonding splitting following bond-activation using an ultrashort optical laser pulse.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Chemical Society (ACS), 2016. Vol. 7, no 18, 3647-3651 p.
Chemical activation, Electrons, Free electron lasers, X ray lasers, X ray spectroscopy, Antibonding, Antibonding orbital, Bond activation, Bonding interactions, Energetic differences, Optical lasers, Soft-X-ray spectroscopy, Time-resolved
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-193994DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b01543ISI: 000383641800019PubMedID: 27584914ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84987786651OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-193994DiVA: diva2:1037698
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QC 201610172016-10-172016-10-142016-10-17Bibliographically approved