Quasi-isotropic fragmentation of PF 5 following P 2p photoabsorption

K. Ueda, Y. Muramatsu, Y. Shimizu, H. Chiba, Y. Sato, M. Kitajima, H. Tanaka, H. Nakamatsu

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We have investigated the P 2p photoabsorption of a D3h symmetry molecule PF5 using angle-resolved ion yield spectroscopy and analyzed it with the help of first-principles calculations within the framework of the DV-Xα method. Nearly isotropic ionic fragmentation is observed irrespective of the symmetries of the excited states and interpreted using a model in which two axial P-F bonds and three equatorial P-F bonds are assumed to have roughly the same rupture probabilities via P 2p Auger decay.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-50
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jul 16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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