In this paper we apply a recently developed theoretical-computational procedure for modelling the Vibrational Energy Relaxation (VER) of solvated chromophores represented by small inorganic species. In particular we focus our attention on four different systems, all experimentally well characterized: aqueous cyanide ion and aqueous azide ion, nitrogen dioxide and water both in chloroform. Our method essentially reconstructs the whole vibrational relaxation kinetics (with the chromophore in the ground electronic state) by: (i) determining, through semiclassical Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulation, the electric field (perturbation) produced onto the chromophore by the solvent atom motions; (ii) using the electrostatic perturbation for directly determining the chromophore quantum vibrational dynamics; (iii) calculating the rate constant for the vibrational relaxation as occurring without quantum-classical energy exchange; (iv) introducing the latter effect, a posteriori, hence obtaining the actual relaxation kinetics. Our results, in satisfactory agreement with the available experimental data, show that the VER mechanism is almost entirely determined by the fluctuating perturbation field as produced by the time-dependent motions of the environment atoms (in these cases the solvent) similarly to the well-known effects of the electromagnetic wave causing absorption/emission processes.

Theoretical-computational modelling of the vibrational relaxation of small inorganic species in condensed phase

Aschi M.
2022-01-01

Abstract

In this paper we apply a recently developed theoretical-computational procedure for modelling the Vibrational Energy Relaxation (VER) of solvated chromophores represented by small inorganic species. In particular we focus our attention on four different systems, all experimentally well characterized: aqueous cyanide ion and aqueous azide ion, nitrogen dioxide and water both in chloroform. Our method essentially reconstructs the whole vibrational relaxation kinetics (with the chromophore in the ground electronic state) by: (i) determining, through semiclassical Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulation, the electric field (perturbation) produced onto the chromophore by the solvent atom motions; (ii) using the electrostatic perturbation for directly determining the chromophore quantum vibrational dynamics; (iii) calculating the rate constant for the vibrational relaxation as occurring without quantum-classical energy exchange; (iv) introducing the latter effect, a posteriori, hence obtaining the actual relaxation kinetics. Our results, in satisfactory agreement with the available experimental data, show that the VER mechanism is almost entirely determined by the fluctuating perturbation field as produced by the time-dependent motions of the environment atoms (in these cases the solvent) similarly to the well-known effects of the electromagnetic wave causing absorption/emission processes.
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