Vibrational energy transfer to metal surfaces probed by sum generation: CO/Cu(100) and CH3S/Ag(111)

Alex Harris, N. J. Levinos, L. Rothberg, L. H. Dubois, L. Dhar, S. F. Shane, M. Morin

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Vibrational energy relaxation of molecules adsorbed at single crystal metal surfaces is measured by populating excited vibrational levels with picosecond infrared pump pulses and probing the population by infrared-visible sum frequency generation. Energy relaxation of the v=1 levels of the C-O stretching mode in CO/Cu(100) and of the symmetric C-H stretching mode of CH3S/Ag(111) are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-16
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1990


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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