Femtosecond solvation dynamics of indium dimers inside superfluid helium nanodroplets
Graz University of Technology, Institute of Experimental Physics, 8010 Graz, Austria
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Published online: 16 April 2019
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.
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