We have used femtosecond mid-infrared pump-probe spectroscopy on the OH-stretching mode of HDO dissolved in D2O to investigate both the orientational and vibrational dynamics of water and ice. The orientational data provide evidence for a two-component structure of liquid water. The vibrational lifetime of the OH-stretch mode shows a remarkable temperature dependence: in water it is twice as long as in ice, and is found to increase with temperature.

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Publisher Cham: Springer
Editor T. Elsaesser , J.G. Fujimoto , D.A. Wiersma , W. Zinth
Woutersen, S, Emmerichs, U, & Bakker, H.J. (1998). Femtosecond mid-infrared pump-probe spectroscopy of water and ice. In T Elsaesser, J.G Fujimoto, D.A Wiersma, & W Zinth (Eds.), Ultrafast Phenomena XI : Proceedings of the 11th International Conference, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, July 12-17, 1998 (pp. 562–564). Cham: Springer.