Photoinduced neutral-to-ionic phase transition in tetrathiafulvalene-p- chloranil studied by time-resolved vibrational spectroscopy

Yoshitaka Matsubara, Yoichi Okimoto, Tatsushi Yoshida, Tadahiko Ishikawa, Shin Ya Koshihara, Ken Onda

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Abstract

We studied the photoinduced neutral-to-ionic phase transition in tetrathiafulvalene-p-chloranil (TTF-CA) using time-resolved infrared (IR) vibrational spectroscopy with a broadband femtosecond IR laser pulse and a linear IR detector array. After photoexcitation, the strength of the TTF a gν3 band increased, indicating that dimerization is activated within ~1 ps. In contrast, the strength of the CA b 1uν10 band, whose frequency is proportional to the degree of charge transfer (ρ), decreased, and a broad weak band appeared in the lower-frequency region. This implies that large fluctuations in charge transfer continued until about 20 ps after the photoexcitation. These results indicate a large difference between the electronic structures of the ionic phases generated by thermalexcitation and photoexcitation, although a dimerized structure was observed in both cases.

Original languageEnglish
Article number124711
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Volume80
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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