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A study of the valence shell photoionisation dynamics of pyrimidine and pyrazine
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Soft X-Ray Physics.
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2011 (English)In: Chemical Physics, ISSN 0301-0104, E-ISSN 1873-4421, Vol. 390, no 1, 25-35 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The complete valence shell photoelectron spectra of pyrimidine and pyrazine have been recorded with synchrotron radiation and the observed structure has been interpreted with the aid of vertical ionisation energies and relative spectral intensities calculated using time-dependent density functional theory. The theoretical predictions for the single-hole ionic states due to outer valence shell ionisation agree satisfactorily with the experimental results. Ionisation from the inner valence orbitals is strongly influenced by many-body effects and the intensity associated with a particular orbital is spread amongst numerous satellites. Photoelectron angular distributions and partial cross sections have been determined both experimentally and theoretically, and demonstrate that shape resonances affect the valence shell photoionisation dynamics. In addition to shape resonances occurring a few eV above the ionisation threshold, the calculations indicate that many of the orbitals are influenced by shape resonant processes at much higher energies. Some of these higher energy resonances have been confirmed through a comparison between the relevant theoretical and experimental photoelectron asymmetry parameters. The spectral behaviour of asymmetry parameters associated with pi-orbitals has been shown to differ from that of asymmetry parameters associated with sigma-orbitals. These differences provide a means of distinguishing between the two types of orbitals even in heavily congested regions of the photoelectron spectrum suffering from band overlap.

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2011. Vol. 390, no 1, 25-35 p.
Keyword [en]
Molecular photoionisation dynamics, Photoelectron angular distributions, Shape resonances, Electron correlation, Single particle model of ionisation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-164555DOI: 10.1016/j.chemphys.2011.09.025ISI: 000297248100004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-164555DiVA: diva2:468647
Available from: 2011-12-21 Created: 2011-12-21 Last updated: 2012-03-14Bibliographically approved

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