Using 2D-Vibrational Electronic Spectroscopy to Probe Vibronic Coupling in Electron Transfer Processes

Literature seminar abstract

Investigating vibronic coupling is a crucial step towards a better understanding of certain electron transfer processes.  There is a growing consensus that ultrafast electron transfer does not conform to the Born-Oppenheimer approximation in non-equilibrium, condensed phase systems. 1 2D-Vibrational Electronic (2D-VE) Spectroscopy is used to probe vibronic coupling during electron transfer processes.2 2D-VE uses two IR pump pulses and a visible probe pulse to ascertain vibrational mode coupling to charge transfer. Analysis of 2D-VE spectra can give information about mode-specific vibronic coupling, vibrational coupling, vibrational relaxation, Franck Condon overlap, and electronic and vibrational frequency correlation overtime. In this talk, the application of 2D-VE to the model complex [(CN)5FeIICNRuIII(NH3)5]will be discussed.


(1)           Delor, M.; Archer, S. A.; Keane, T.; Meijer, A. J. H. M.; Sazanovich, I. V.; Greetham, G. M.; Towrie, M.; Weinstein, J. A. Nat. Chem. 2017, 2793, 1–6al.; Last name, First initial. Second initial. Journal abbreviation Year, issue, page.

(2)           Slenkamp, K. M.; Lynch, M. S.; Kuiken, B. E. Van; Brookes, J. F.; Bannan, C. C.; Daifuku, S. L.; Khalil, M. J. Chem. Phys. 2016, 154201, 1-14.


Division(s): Physical

Speaker: Clara Tibbetts

Speaker Institution: Colorado State University

Event Date: 11-02-2017

Event Time: 4:00 PM

Event Location: Chemistry A101

Mixer Time: 3:45 PM

Mixer Location: Chemistry B101E

Host: A. Krummel