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Visualization of Hydrogen-Bond Dynamics

Water-Based Model Systems on a Cu(110) Surface

Authors: Kumagai, Takashi

  • Addresses direct imaging of hydrogen-bond dynamics within water-based model systems assembled on a metal surface by a scanning tunneling microscope
  • Characterizes the dynamics of individual hydrogen bonds in small water clusters, hydroxyl clusters, and water-hydroxyl complexes at the single-molecule level
  • Was named best-in-department thesis (Chemistry, 2011) from the Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
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The hydrogen bond represents an important interaction between molecules, and the dynamics of hydrogen bonds in water create an ever-present question associated with the process of chemical and biological reactions. In spite of numerous studies, the process remains poorly understood at the microscopic level because hydrogen-bond dynamics, such as bond rearrangements and hydrogen/proton transfer reactions, are extremely difficult to probe. Those studies have been carried out by means of spectroscopic methods where the signal stems from the ensemble of a system and the hydrogen-bond dynamics were inferred indirectly. This book addresses the direct imaging of hydrogen-bond dynamics within water-based model systems assembled on a metal surface, using a scanning tunneling microscope (STM). The dynamics of individual hydrogen bonds in water clusters, hydroxyl clusters, and water-hydroxyl complexes are investigated in conjunction with density functional theory. In these model systems, quantum dynamics of hydrogen bonds, such as tunneling and zero-point nuclear motion, are observed in real space. Most notably, hydrogen atom relay reactions, which are frequently invoked across many fields of chemistry, are visualized and controlled by STM. This work presents a means of studying hydrogen-bond dynamics at the single-molecule level, providing an important contribution to wide fields beyond surface chemistry.

About the authors

Dr. KUMAGAI, Takashi
Department of Physical Chemistry
Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max-Planck Society

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kumagai, Takashi

    Pages 1-10

  • Principles and Techniques

    Kumagai, Takashi

    Pages 11-31

  • Experiments

    Kumagai, Takashi

    Pages 33-41

  • Water Monomer: Structure and Diffusion of a Single Water Molecule

    Kumagai, Takashi

    Pages 43-52

  • Water Dimer: Direct Observation of Hydrogen-Bond Exchange

    Kumagai, Takashi

    Pages 53-65

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Visualization of Hydrogen-Bond Dynamics
Book Subtitle
Water-Based Model Systems on a Cu(110) Surface
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Series Volume
125
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54156-1
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54156-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54155-4
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-54735-8
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 134
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