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A study of the valence shell electronic structure and photoionization dynamics of selenophene
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2007 (English)In: Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, ISSN 0953-4075, E-ISSN 1361-6455, Vol. 40, no 11, 2019-2041 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The photoelectron spectrum of selenophene has been recorded using synchrotron radiation in the photon energy range 20-80 eV and the inner valence region has been studied in detail for the first time. Green's function methods have been employed to evaluate the energies and spectral intensities of all valence shell ionization transitions and the results have facilitated an interpretation of the experimental spectra. Strong configuration interaction results in a redistribution of the intensity associated with the low lying pi(1)( 1b(1)) orbital amongst several satellite states located in the outer valence region. The continuum multiple scattering approach has been used to calculate photoelectron asymmetry parameters for selenophene, thiophene and hydrogen sulphide, and these theoretical predictions have been compared with the corresponding experimental data to assess the influence of Cooper minima and shape resonances. The comparison indicates that the Se 4p and the S 3p Cooper minima have little effect on the valence shell photoionization dynamics of selenophene and thiophene, respectively. This outcome is discussed in connection with the closely related hydrogen selenide and hydrogen sulphide molecules where strong resonant phenomena are observed.

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2007. Vol. 40, no 11, 2019-2041 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-144331DOI: 10.1088/0953-4075/40/11/006ISI: 000246851800019OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-144331DiVA: diva2:393374
Available from: 2011-01-31 Created: 2011-01-28 Last updated: 2011-01-31Bibliographically approved

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