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Young's double-slit experiment using two-center core-level photoemission: Photoelectron scattering effects
KTH, School of Biotechnology (BIO), Theoretical Chemistry (closed 20110512).
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2007 (English)In: Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, ISSN 0368-2048, Vol. 156, 73-77 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Core-level photoemission from N-2 can be considered as an analogue of Young's double-slit experiment (YDSE) in which the double-slit is replaced by a pair of N 1s orbitals. N 1s photoelectron spectra of N-2 are measured in the extended photon energy region up to similar to 1 keV at unprecedented resolution. The measured ratio between the 1 sigma(g) and 1 sigma(u) photoionization cross-sections oscillates as a function of electron momentum due to interference effects analogue to YDSE. We found a shift of the interference pattern with respect to a prediction by a simple model for coherent two-center emission, the Cohen-Fano formula, and attributed it to photoelectron scattering by the neighboring atom. We demonstrate that the shift can be used to determine the scattering phase of the photoelectron.

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2007. Vol. 156, 73-77 p.
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core-level photoemission, interference, double-slit experiment, nitrogen molecule, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, vibrationally resolved photoionization, photochemistry beamline bl27su, absorption fine-structure, shell photoionization, n-2 molecule, ck-shell, interference, spectroscopy, 1-sigma(g), radiation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-16650ISI: 000246726300264ScopusID: 2-s2.0-34247100131OAI: diva2:334692
Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05 Last updated: 2011-09-12Bibliographically approved

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