The intermolecular dynamics of liquid water

E. W. Castner, Y. J. Chang, Y. C. Chu, G. E. Walrafen

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We present the complete intermolecular dynamical spectrum of liquid water, by merging the data sets from femtosecond nonlinear-optical polarization spectroscopy with the depolarized, Bose-Einstein corrected Raman spectrum to cover the frequency range from 0-1200 cm-1. The impulse response function for liquid water at room temperature is calculated, including all of the intermolecular motions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)653-659
Number of pages7
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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