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    • Keywords


      Heterogeneous electron transfer; photoinduced ultrafast dynamics; vibrational wavepackets.

    • Abstract


      Electron transfer from a molecular level to empty continuum levels of a substrate is described theoretically. Using a quasicontinuum approach to model the substrate, analytical expressions pertaining to the time-dependent probability among the various levels of the substrate is presented along with its extension to coherently excited molecular vibrational modes. Hidden time scales and dynamics are revealed in the analysis and possible experiments to observe the new results are suggested. We note the applicability of the model to the description of a variety of other phenomena that are formally similar to the electron injection problem, although pertaining to different physics.

    • Author Affiliations


      S Ramakrishna1 T Seideman1 F Willig2 V May3

      1. Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
      2. Fritz-Haber-Institut der MPG, Faradayweg 4-6, 14195 Berlin, Germany
      3. Institut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität, AG Photobiophysik, Newtonstrasse 15 12489 Berlin, Germany
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