3D mapping of photoemission from a single oriented H2O molecule

Masakazu Yamazaki, Jun Ichi Adachi, Takahiro Teramoto, Akira Yagishita, Mauro Stener, Piero Decleva

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3D O 1s photoelectron angular distributions from a fixed-in-space H 2O molecule have been observed for the first time by quadruple coincidence measurements of photoelectron-O+-H+-H +. Obtained results for the non-axially symmetric molecules reveal the symmetry-imposed restrictions of the C2v symmetry group on the angular distributions and their strong orientation. Characteristic features of the angular distributions are explained with full quantum mechanical calculations and also in terms of Huygens' approach on electron de Broglie waves.

Original languageEnglish
Article number051001
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr 10
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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