Femtosecond solvation dynamics of indium dimers inside superfluid helium nanodroplets

Miriam Meyer, Bernhard Thaler, Pascal Heim, Markus Koch, R. Li, G. Cerullo, M. Khalil, F. Kärtner, J. Ogilvie
2019 EPJ Web of Conferences  
Indium dimers (In2) solvated inside helium nanodroplets are studied with femtosecond photoelectron and photoion spectroscopy. The solvation dynamics triggered by photoexcitation of the In2 include expansion of the solvation shell and dopant ejection from the droplet, which both proceed more slowly than for In atoms. Oscillation of the solvation shell, in contrast, is similar to the case of In atoms. These processes are observed in combination with intrinsic dynamics of the molecule and set the
more » ... lecule and set the time-frame for the dopant interaction with the quantum fluid environment.
doi:10.1051/epjconf/201920506005 fatcat:qa65nt5ti5bwthhlmefgdwq23y