We have measured molecular-frame photoelectron angular distributions from carbon 1s and oxygen 1s levels of CO molecules up to a photoelectron kinetic energy (KE) of ∼150 eV. The backward-scattering intensities exhibited a strong modulation as a function of the kinetic energy of the photoelectrons, whereas the intensities for the forward-scattering gradually increased and then became nearly constant over KE ∼100 eV. Multiple scattering calculations with a muffin-tin potential qualitatively reproduced the experimental results. The present results may be considered as the observation of low-energy photoelectron diffraction patterns for gaseous free CO molecules, which are involved in modulations in extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectra.
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