Surface relaxation in liquid water and methanol studied by x-ray absorption spectroscopy

Kevin R. Wilson, R. D. Schaller, D. T. Co, R. J. Saykally, Bruce S. Rude, T. Catalano, J. D. Bozek

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The surface sensitivity of ion-yield extended x-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) of liquid microjets was exploited. As a result, the surface relaxation of the near-neighbor O-O distance in methanol and water was determined. It was found that the O-O distance undergo a 5.9% expansion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7738-7744
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - Oct 22 2002


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

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