Vibrational dynamics of low frequency (< 100 cm-1) adsorbate motions

J. P. Culver, M. Li, R. M. Hochstrasser, A. G. Yodh

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Ultrafast time-resolved studies of the vibrational motions of CO on Cu(111) are described. In particular, the energy transfer rates between substrate electrons and phonons and the frustrated translation of CO are measured. An explicit relaxation model including the temperature dependence of these rates is developed and used in the analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-19
Number of pages11
JournalSurface Science
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Dec 10 1996


  • Carbon monoxide
  • Copper
  • Vibrations of adsorbed molecules


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