Thiophene is a cyclic molecule that becomes unstable as a molecular dication. We followed the multi-step dissociation dynamics triggered by soft x-ray FEL pulses from SACLA, core-ionizing the S 2p orbital and creating parent dications by the Auger decay. The time-evolution was probed by optical laser pulsesthat reveal the survival lifetime of the parent dication and the build-up of fragmentation proceeding by ring opening and rupture, accompanied by hydrogen ejection and secondary dissociation. Experimental results are compared to statistical analysis of molecular dynamics simulations.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 2020 Jun 11|
|Event||31st International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions, ICPEAC 2019 - Deauville, France|
Duration: 2019 Jul 23 → 2019 Jul 30
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)