Applied Physics A

, Volume 96, Issue 1, pp 107–115 | Cite as

Ultrafast X-ray experiments on structural changes in single crystals of polar molecules

  • M. Braun
  • C. Root
  • F. J. Lederer
  • T. E. Schrader
  • W. Zinth
  • C. von Korff Schmising
  • M. Bargheer
  • T. Elsaesser
  • M. Woerner
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Abstract

Intramolecular charge transfer in aminobenzonitrile (DIABN) single crystals is studied by a combination of ultrafast techniques. The intramolecular dynamics is probed by time-resolved spectroscopy in the UV/Vis and mid-IR. The intermolecular structural response is investigated by transient X-ray scattering and transmission experiments. A theoretical analysis shows that diffuse scattering and dipole solvation determine the X-ray data. The observed dynamics results from charge transfer reaction leading to strong local changes of molecular dipole moments and related structural rearrangements in the crystal.

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61.05.C- 82.30.Fi 82.50.Hp 82.53.Xa 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Braun
    • 1
  • C. Root
    • 1
  • F. J. Lederer
    • 1
  • T. E. Schrader
    • 1
  • W. Zinth
    • 1
  • C. von Korff Schmising
    • 2
  • M. Bargheer
    • 2
  • T. Elsaesser
    • 2
  • M. Woerner
    • 2
  1. 1.BioMolekulare Optik, Fakultät für PhysikLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenMünchenGermany
  2. 2.Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und KurzzeitspektroskopieBerlinGermany

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