Experimental and theoretical study of resonant Auger decay of core-excited NO 2

M. N. Piancastelli, V. Carravetta, I. Hjelte, A. De Fanis, K. Okada, N. Saito, M. Kitajima, H. Tanaka, K. Ueda

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We have obtained electron decay spectra following core excitation of NO 2 below both the nitrogen and the oxygen K-edges. The resonant decay through participator processes is weak below the N K-edge, while is more intense below the O K-edge. The propensity rule stating that two valence electrons tend to participate in the decay with opposite spins was verified in the decay of the O1s → 6a 1 core-excited state and the O1s → 2b 1 core-excited state(s). Theoretical findings suggest that the relative ordering of the exchange-split core-excited components stems mainly from the valence-valence exchange interaction term being dominant over the core-valence one.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)426-432
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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