Probing gaseous molecular structure by molecular-frame photoelectron angular distributions

Hironobu Fukuzawa, Syuhei Yamada, Yuta Sakakibara, Tetsuya Tachibana, Yuta Ito, Tsukasa Takanashi, Toshiyuki Nishiyama, Tsukasa Sakai, Kiyonobu Nagaya, Norio Saito, Masaki Oura, Mauro Stener, Piero Decleva, Kiyoshi Ueda

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Carbon 1s photoelectron angular distributions of an iodomethane molecule were measured relative to the recoil-frame determined by the momentum correlation between I+ and CH3+ at photoelectron energies of 3, 6.1, and 12 eV. The energy dependent behavior of the recoil-frame photoelectron angular distributions is reproduced reasonably well by the time-dependent density functional theory with B-spline methods. We discuss potential applications of the fully differential photoelectron angular distribution measurements in the molecular frame to three-dimensional molecular structural determinations identifying the directions and lengths of the bonds.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104302
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Sep 14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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