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Adventures in Chemical Physics maintains to file fresh advances with major, up to date chapters by means of across the world well-known researchers from various prestigious educational associations resembling McGill college, the collage of Pennsylvania, the Lawrence Berkeley nationwide Laboratory, Tel Aviv collage, and the college of Chicago.

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This situation is discussed again later. Another example where there would be time-dependent frequencies is when the driven molecule is undergoing energy transfer into modes of other molecules having different frequencies. The small change of electric moment that may occur as a result of vibrational excitation will also generate timedependent frequencies if the vibrational excited-state lifetime is sufficiently long. In these cases there is a need to incorporate the effect of the driven mode on the mode involved in the relaxation and hence generate a time-dependent oscillator frequency.

These two terms together constitute the dual frequency signal in the approximation where there is a distribution of motionally narrowed transitions. The first involves field-induced coherence transfer between the two modes, and the second involves transfer to a (1 þ 2, 1) coherence. Again the 2D-IR signal Sðt; t; TÞ is the sum of the real parts of these responses. As shown previously, the 2D-IR spectra of the cross peaks strongly depend on the correlations of the frequency distributions. The absorptive cross-peak signal is D E cos o10 teÀg1 t ½eÀT=T1 þ eio21 T ŠðeÀio20 tÀg2 t À eÀiðo20 ÀdÞtÀg1þ2 tÞ ð40Þ which leads to the equation given in our article [17] on dual frequency 2D-IR when the average over the joint distribution of frequencies is carried out as described below.

The real field generated in the laboratory is the real part of this function, apart from multiplicative factors. The conventional echo signal from an ensemble is detected on a square law detector and therefore involves the integral over the detection time t of the squared average over the distribution of frequencies, namely, ð 1 D E  io10 ðtÀtÞ ÀgðtþtÞ 2 e ð22Þ  e  dt 0 By assuming a Gaussian frequency distribution with fluctuations d about a mean, along with standard deviation s, the echo signal becomes 2  ð1 pffiffiffiffiffiffi ð 1   À2gðtþtÞ  idðtÀtÞ Àd2 =2s2  dt e dde e  1=s 2p 0 À1 ð1  g   pffiffiffi 2 2 2 À st À 1 ð23Þ ¼ dt eÀ2gðtþtÞÀs ðtÀtÞ ¼ p=2s egðg=s À4tÞ erf s 0 As is well known, when the fixed inhomogeneous distribution is very large compared with the homogeneous width, this echo signal occurs around t ¼ t and decays with a time constant 14 g.

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