Properties of hollow molecules probed by single-photon double ionization

P. Lablanquie, F. Penent, J. Palaudoux, L. Andric, P. Selles, S. Carniato, K. Bučar, M. Åitnik, M. Huttula, J. H.D. Eland, E. Shigemasa, K. Soejima, Y. Hikosaka, I. H. Suzuki, M. Nakano, K. Ito

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The formation of hollow molecules (with a completely empty K shell in one constituent atom) through single-photon core double ionization has been demonstrated using a sensitive magnetic bottle experimental technique combined with synchrotron radiation. Detailed properties are presented such as the spectroscopy, formation, and decay dynamics of the N22+ K-2 main and satellite states and the strong chemical shifts of double K holes on an oxygen atom in CO, CO2, and O2 molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Article number063003
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb 11

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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