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Title: Photoinduced molecular chirality probed by ultrafast resonant X-ray spectroscopy

Abstract

Recently developed circularly polarized X-ray light sources can probe the ultrafast chiral electronic and nuclear dynamics through spatially localized resonant core transitions. Here, we present simulations of time-resolved circular dichroism signals given by the difference of left and right circularly polarized X-ray probe transmission following an excitation by a circularly polarized optical pump with the variable time delay. Application is made to formamide which is achiral in the ground state and assumes two chiral geometries upon optical excitation to the first valence excited state. Probes resonant with various K-edges (C, N, and O) provide different local windows onto the parity breaking geometry change thus revealing the enantiomer asymmetry.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1374552
Grant/Contract Number:  
FG02-04ER15571; CHE-1361516
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Structural Dynamics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 2329-7778
Publisher:
American Crystallographic Association/AIP
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; Chiral symmetries; Excited states; Optical signal processing; Ground states; X-ray lasers

Citation Formats

Rouxel, Jérémy R., Kowalewski, Markus, and Mukamel, Shaul. Photoinduced molecular chirality probed by ultrafast resonant X-ray spectroscopy. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4974260.
Rouxel, Jérémy R., Kowalewski, Markus, & Mukamel, Shaul. Photoinduced molecular chirality probed by ultrafast resonant X-ray spectroscopy. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4974260.
Rouxel, Jérémy R., Kowalewski, Markus, and Mukamel, Shaul. Sat . "Photoinduced molecular chirality probed by ultrafast resonant X-ray spectroscopy". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4974260. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1374552.
@article{osti_1374552,
title = {Photoinduced molecular chirality probed by ultrafast resonant X-ray spectroscopy},
author = {Rouxel, Jérémy R. and Kowalewski, Markus and Mukamel, Shaul},
abstractNote = {Recently developed circularly polarized X-ray light sources can probe the ultrafast chiral electronic and nuclear dynamics through spatially localized resonant core transitions. Here, we present simulations of time-resolved circular dichroism signals given by the difference of left and right circularly polarized X-ray probe transmission following an excitation by a circularly polarized optical pump with the variable time delay. Application is made to formamide which is achiral in the ground state and assumes two chiral geometries upon optical excitation to the first valence excited state. Probes resonant with various K-edges (C, N, and O) provide different local windows onto the parity breaking geometry change thus revealing the enantiomer asymmetry.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4974260},
journal = {Structural Dynamics},
number = 4,
volume = 4,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sat Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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