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
Pages (from-to)L221-L226
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Volume14
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 4 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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