A variety of characteristic behaviour of resonant KL23L 23 Auger decays following Si K-shell photoexcitation of SiCl 4

I. H. Suzuki, Y. Kono, K. Sakai, M. Kimura, K. Ueda, Y. Tamenori, O. Takahashi, S. Nagaoka

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Spectator resonant Auger electron spectra with the Si 1s photoexcitation of SiCl4 have been measured using an electron spectroscopic technique combined with undulator radiation. The transition with the highest intensity in the total ion yield (TIY) spectrum, coming from excitation of a 1s electron into the 9t2 valence orbital, generates the resonant Auger decay in which the excited electron remains in the 9t2 orbital. A TIY peak positioned slightly above the 1s ionization threshold induces Auger decay in which the slow photoelectron is re-captured into a higher lying Rydberg orbital or the normal Auger peak shape is distorted due to a post-collision interaction effect. Another structure above the threshold, originating from a doubly excited state, yields the normal Auger peak with the distortion of peak shape and a resonant Auger peak with a higher kinetic energy. These findings provide a clear understanding of the properties of the excited orbitals which were ambiguous previously.

Original languageEnglish
Article number075101
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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