Hyper-Rayleigh scattering for solution phase structure determination


Journal Article

Hyper-Rayleigh scattering (HRS) is the only second-order nonlinear optical (NLO) technique allowed in an isotropic solution. Being an even-order technique, it is sensitive to (non-centro)symmetry. Therefore, HRS is a unique tool to determine solution-phase structure, both in a qualitative and a quantitative way. Examples are presented of the elucidation of the actual D2d octopolar structure of highly symmetric, yet non-centrosymmetric chromophores and of the determination of the value for the opening angle of a chromophore-functionalized alkynyl-calix[4]arene cavity.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Clays, K; Therien, MJ; Hennrich, G

Published Date

  • November 12, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7049 /

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-786X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1117/12.793236

Citation Source

  • Scopus