The lifetime of the first excited level of the symmetric C-H stretching mode of CH3S chemisorbed on a Ag(111) surface was measured by picosecond vibrational spectroscopy. A biexponential decay (3- and 63-ps lifetimes at 300 K) was observed, with a substantial temperature dependence of the slow component. Both decay processes are assigned to intramolecular vibrational relaxation. The decay rates are 2 orders of magnitude too fast to be explained by electron-hole-pair damping by the metal substrate.
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