In situ Second-Harmonic Generation Circular Dichroism with Submonolayer Sensitivity

Alexander von Weber, Matthias Jakob, Eva Kratzer, Aras Kartouzian, Ueli Heiz

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Abstract

In this work, we present an experimental setup for the in situ and ex situ study of the optical activity of samples, which can be prepared under ultra-high vacuum (UHV) conditions by second-harmonic generation circular dichroism (SHG-CD) over a broad spectral range. The use of a racemic mixture as a qualified reference for the anisotropy factor is described and, as an example, the chiroptical properties of 1.5 μm thick (multilayers) as well as sub-monolayer thin films of the R- and S-enantiomer of 1,1′-Bi-2-naphthol (BINOL) evaporated onto BK7 substrates were investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-141
Number of pages8
JournalChemPhysChem
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • circular dichroism
  • laser spectroscopy
  • polarized spectroscopy
  • second-harmonic generation
  • submonolayer sensitivity

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