Ultrafast Vibrational Dynamics of CO Ligands on RuTPP/Cu(110) under Photodesorption Conditions



Omiya, Takuma, Kim, Yousoo, Raval, Rasmita and Arnolds, Heike
(2019) Ultrafast Vibrational Dynamics of CO Ligands on RuTPP/Cu(110) under Photodesorption Conditions. Surfaces, 2 (1). 117 - 130.

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Abstract

<jats:p>We have studied CO coordinated to ruthenium tetraphenylporphyrin (RuTPP)/Cu(110) and directly adsorbed to Cu(110), using femtosecond pump-sum frequency probe spectroscopy, to alter the degree of electron-vibration coupling between the metal substrate and CO. We observe the facile femtosecond laser-induced desorption of CO from RuTPP/Cu(110), but not from Cu(110). A change in the vibrational transients, in the first few picoseconds, from a red- to blue-shift of the C–O stretching vibration under photodesorption conditions, was also observed. This drastic change can be explained, if the cause of the C–O frequency redshift of Cu(110) is not the usually-assumed anharmonic coupling to low frequency vibrational modes, but a charge transfer from hot electrons to the CO 2π* state. This antibonding state shifts to higher energies on RuTPP, removing the C–O redshift and, instead, reveals a blueshift, predicted to arise from electron-mediated coupling between the coherently excited internal stretch and low frequency modes in the system.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2019 15:51
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2019 00:12
DOI: 10.3390/surfaces2010010
Open Access URL: https://www.mdpi.com/2571-9637/2/1/10
URI: http://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3051059
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