Animations of Some

Vibrational Modes of Benzene

Summary of the modes illustrated here: C6H6_modes.pdf

Note that these animations are produced by plotting the atomic coordinates as functions of time from a SERID simulation, in which the nuclear equation of motion and time-dependent Schrödinger equation are solved with a 30 attosecond time step.

breathing mode

beat mode

twist mode

CH out of plane wag A2

CH stretch

CCC bend

CH out of plane wag B2

ring torsion

CC stretch (kekule)

CH bend (kekule)