Photoelectron recoil effects in free molecules

Edwin Kukk, T. Darrah Thomas, Kiyoshi Ueda

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A departing photoelectron leaves the molecular ion with a recoil momentum that is distributed between translational motion and the excitation of vibrational and rotational energy levels. In this review, a model to treat the recoil effects in free molecules is presented and its applicability to core-level as well as valence photoionization is illustrated by experimental examples.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012007
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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