Electronic structure of core-excited and core-ionized methyl oxirane

M. N. Piancastelli, T. Lischke, G. Prümper, X. J. Liu, H. Fukuzawa, M. Hoshino, T. Tanaka, H. Tanaka, J. Harries, Y. Tamenori, Z. Bao, O. Travnikova, D. Céolin, K. Ueda

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

16 Citations (Scopus)


We report a detailed analysis of the electronic structure of methyl oxirane, including core-level photoelectron spectroscopy, X-ray absorption at both C and O K-shells, resonant Auger and normal Auger spectroscopy. The X-ray absorption spectra (XAS) around the C K-edge can be easily interpreted on the ground of the chemical shift between the carbon atoms with different chemical environments. The X-ray absorption data around the O K-edge are quite structureless, hinting for a likely fragmentation process (possibly implying a ring-opening reaction). In resonant Auger spectra obtained after excitation below both the C 1s and O 1s ionization thresholds we notice a predominance of spectator decay implying a strong mixing between empty molecular orbitals and Rydberg states.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-264
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena
Publication statusPublished - 2007 May
Externally publishedYes


  • Auger decay
  • Chiral
  • Fragmentation
  • X-ray

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Radiation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Electronic structure of core-excited and core-ionized methyl oxirane'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this