Cooperative vibronic spectra involving Gd3+ electronic transitions and the vibrational transitions of nearby water molecules are used to determine the stretching spectrum for isotopically dilute OH in a solution of GdCl3 in D2O. The OH stretching spectrum of water molecules in the first hydration sphere is shifted to lower energy than that of the bulk liquid.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Physics and Astronomy
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry