The L23-VV Auger spectra for phosphorous atoms in the PH3, PF3 and PCI= molecules have been recorded following 2p core-hole ionization induced by photons with energy in the range 150-170 eV. The chlorine L23-VV spectrum for the PCI3 molecule has also been recorded. The spectra have been interpreted with the aid of molecular Auger calculations. Differences due to chemical effects are identified and a valuable insight is gained into the major pathways available for Auger decay resulting in complex spectral profiles. Predictions are made for the phosphorous 2p inherent photoelectron linewidth in these molecules.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 1993 Apr 28|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics