Sum Frequency Generation (SFG) is usually governed by surface-selective signals of dipole origin, but it can also contain some bulk signals of quadrupole origin. In this work, we examined the dipole and quadrupole contributions in the CνO stretching band of organic carbonate liquids with collaboration of heterodyne SFG measurement and theoretical analysis. As a result, we found that these spectra are substantially affected by the quadrupole contribution of the bulk, which resolved the discrepancy between the experimental and computational SFG spectra.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry