Interatomic Coulombic decay following Ne 1s Auger decay in NeAr

T. Ouchi, K. Sakai, H. Fukuzawa, I. Higuchi, Ph V. Demekhin, Y. C. Chiang, S. D. Stoychev, A. I. Kuleff, T. Mazza, M. Schöffler, K. Nagaya, M. Yao, Y. Tamenori, N. Saito, K. Ueda

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Using momentum-resolved electron-ion multicoincidence spectroscopy, we have investigated interatomic Coulombic decay (ICD) in the heteronuclear NeAr dimer following Ne 1s Auger decay. The measured intensity ratio for the three ICD transitions Ne2+(2s-12p-1′1P)Ar to Ne2+(2p-2′1S)-Ar+(3p-1), Ne2+(2s-12p-1′1P)Ar to Ne2 +(2p-2′1D)-Ar+(3p-1), and Ne2+(2s-12p-1′3P)Ar to Ne2 +(2p-2′3P)-Ar+(3p-1) reasonably agree with predictions. The kinetic energy release distribution for the fragmentation to Ne2+(2p-2′1D)-Ar +(3p-1) after the ICD transition from singlet Ne2 +(2s-12p-1′1P)Ar state, which is a mirror image of the kinetic energy distribution of the emitted ICD electrons, suggests that the corresponding ICD rate is roughly two times lower than predicted by ab initio calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number053415
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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