High Resolution Imaging, Spectroscopy and Nuclear Quantum Effects of Interfacial Water

  • Jing Guo

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Jing Guo
    Pages 1-21
  3. Jing Guo
    Pages 23-41
  4. Jing Guo
    Pages 83-94
  5. Jing Guo
    Pages 109-115

About this book


This thesis presents a series of experimental techniques based on scanning probe microscopy, which make it possible access the degree of freedom of protons both in real and energy space. These novel techniques and methods allow direct visualization of the concerted quantum tunneling of protons within the hydrogen-bonded network and quantification of the quantum component of a single hydrogen bond at a water–solid interface for the first time. Furthermore, the thesis demonstrates that the anharmonic quantum fluctuations of hydrogen nuclei further weaken the weak hydrogen bonds and strengthen the strong ones. However, this trend was reversed when the hydrogen bond coupled to the local environment. These pioneering findings substantially advance our understanding of the quantum nature of H bonds at the molecular level.


Scanning tunneling microscopy Inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy Vibrational spectroscopy Nuclear quantum effects Proton tunneling Zero point motion

Authors and affiliations

  • Jing Guo
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Physics, International Center for Quantum MaterialsPeking UniversityBeijingChina

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