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Title: Vibrational Spectroscopy of Water with High Spatial Resolution

Abstract

Abstract The ability to examine the vibrational spectra of liquids with nanometer spatial resolution will greatly expand the potential to study liquids and liquid interfaces. In fact, the fundamental properties of water, including complexities in its phase diagram, electrochemistry, and bonding due to nanoscale confinement are current research topics. For any liquid, direct investigation of ordered liquid structures, interfacial double layers, and adsorbed species at liquid–solid interfaces are of interest. Here, a novel way of characterizing the vibrational properties of liquid water with high spatial resolution using transmission electron microscopy is reported. By encapsulating water between two sheets of boron nitride, the ability to capture vibrational spectra to quantify the structure of the liquid, its interaction with the liquid‐cell surfaces, and the ability to identify isotopes including H 2 O and D 2 O using electron energy‐loss spectroscopy is demonstrated. The electron microscope used here, equipped with a high‐energy‐resolution monochromator, is able to record vibrational spectra of liquids and molecules and is sensitive to surface and bulk morphological properties both at the nano‐ and micrometer scales. These results represent an important milestone for liquid and isotope‐labeled materials characterization with high spatial resolution, combining nanoscale imaging with vibrational spectroscopy.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [3];  [4];  [2];  [1]
  1. Department of Physics University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago IL 60607 USA
  2. Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge TN 37831 USA
  3. Center for Material Physics (CSIC‐UPV/EHU) and DIPC Donostia – San Sebastián Gipuzkoa 20018 Spain
  4. Nion Company 11511 NE 118th St. Kirkland WA 98034 USA
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1462280
Grant/Contract Number:  
DE‐AC05‐00OR22725
Resource Type:
Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Advanced Materials Journal Volume: 30 Journal Issue: 36; Journal ID: ISSN 0935-9648
Publisher:
Wiley Blackwell (John Wiley & Sons)
Country of Publication:
Germany
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Jokisaari, Jacob R., Hachtel, Jordan A., Hu, Xuan, Mukherjee, Arijita, Wang, Canhui, Konecna, Andrea, Lovejoy, Tracy C., Dellby, Niklas, Aizpurua, Javier, Krivanek, Ondrej L., Idrobo, Juan‐Carlos, and Klie, Robert F. Vibrational Spectroscopy of Water with High Spatial Resolution. Germany: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1002/adma.201802702.
Jokisaari, Jacob R., Hachtel, Jordan A., Hu, Xuan, Mukherjee, Arijita, Wang, Canhui, Konecna, Andrea, Lovejoy, Tracy C., Dellby, Niklas, Aizpurua, Javier, Krivanek, Ondrej L., Idrobo, Juan‐Carlos, & Klie, Robert F. Vibrational Spectroscopy of Water with High Spatial Resolution. Germany. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201802702
Jokisaari, Jacob R., Hachtel, Jordan A., Hu, Xuan, Mukherjee, Arijita, Wang, Canhui, Konecna, Andrea, Lovejoy, Tracy C., Dellby, Niklas, Aizpurua, Javier, Krivanek, Ondrej L., Idrobo, Juan‐Carlos, and Klie, Robert F. Mon . "Vibrational Spectroscopy of Water with High Spatial Resolution". Germany. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201802702.
@article{osti_1462280,
title = {Vibrational Spectroscopy of Water with High Spatial Resolution},
author = {Jokisaari, Jacob R. and Hachtel, Jordan A. and Hu, Xuan and Mukherjee, Arijita and Wang, Canhui and Konecna, Andrea and Lovejoy, Tracy C. and Dellby, Niklas and Aizpurua, Javier and Krivanek, Ondrej L. and Idrobo, Juan‐Carlos and Klie, Robert F.},
abstractNote = {Abstract The ability to examine the vibrational spectra of liquids with nanometer spatial resolution will greatly expand the potential to study liquids and liquid interfaces. In fact, the fundamental properties of water, including complexities in its phase diagram, electrochemistry, and bonding due to nanoscale confinement are current research topics. For any liquid, direct investigation of ordered liquid structures, interfacial double layers, and adsorbed species at liquid–solid interfaces are of interest. Here, a novel way of characterizing the vibrational properties of liquid water with high spatial resolution using transmission electron microscopy is reported. By encapsulating water between two sheets of boron nitride, the ability to capture vibrational spectra to quantify the structure of the liquid, its interaction with the liquid‐cell surfaces, and the ability to identify isotopes including H 2 O and D 2 O using electron energy‐loss spectroscopy is demonstrated. The electron microscope used here, equipped with a high‐energy‐resolution monochromator, is able to record vibrational spectra of liquids and molecules and is sensitive to surface and bulk morphological properties both at the nano‐ and micrometer scales. These results represent an important milestone for liquid and isotope‐labeled materials characterization with high spatial resolution, combining nanoscale imaging with vibrational spectroscopy.},
doi = {10.1002/adma.201802702},
journal = {Advanced Materials},
number = 36,
volume = 30,
place = {Germany},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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