Abstract

In this paper, we present the application of transmissive terahertz (THz) time-domain spectroscopy for determining molecular polarizability for three widely applied solvents: water, ethanol, and acetone. Molecular polarizabilities of those solvents are obtained from the refractive index by using the Lorentz–Lorenz equation. The measured THz molecular polarizabilities are comparable with theoretical values estimated with both the first principle calculation and the atomic polarizability additive model. The THz spectra are presented over frequencies ranging from 0.3 to 1.2 THz ($10{-}40\;{{\rm cm}^{- 1}}$). The molecular polarizability at 1.0 THz is determined as ${3.81} \pm {0.03}$, ${7.04} \pm {0.07}$, and ${7.9} \pm {0.2}\;$Å3 for water, ethanol, and acetone, respectively.

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