Site-specific photoemission dynamics of N2O molecules probed by fixed-molecule core-level photoelectron angular distributions

J. Adachi, K. Ito, H. Yoshii, M. Yamazaki, A. Yagishita, M. Stener, P. Decleva

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The site-specific 1s core-level photoionization of N2O molecules has been studied experimentally and theoretically at a time-dependent density functional level. The photoelectron angular distributions have been measured from the oriented molecules. The effects of site of ionization, of energy dependence and of configurations of molecular axis and polarization vector, have been discussed. The presence of two shape resonances is reflected in the particular behaviours observed in the photoelectron angular distribution, while their nature has been assessed in terms of the calculated photoelectron wavefunction. Comparison with isoelectronic CO2 molecules suggests that symmetry lowering does not play an important role, except for the resonant energy region.

Original languageEnglish
Article number004
Pages (from-to)29-47
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 14
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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