Femtosecond solvation dynamics of indium dimers inside superfluid helium nanodroplets

Miriam Meyer, Bernhard Thaler, Pascal Heim, Markus Koch

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Indium dimers (In2) solvated inside helium nanodroplets are studied with femtosecond photoelectron and photoion spectroscopy. The solvation dynamics triggered by photoexcitation of the In2 include expansion of the solvation shell and dopant ejection from the droplet, which both proceed more slowly than for In atoms. Oscillation of the solvation shell, in contrast, is similar to the case of In atoms. These processes are observed in combination with intrinsic dynamics of the molecule and set the time-frame for the dopant interaction with the quantum fluid environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUP2018 - Proceedings
PublisherEPJ Web of Conferences
Number of pages3
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Apr 2019
EventXXI International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 15 Jul 201821 Jul 2018
Conference number: 21


ConferenceXXI International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena
Abbreviated titleUP2018

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science


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