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A study of the valence shell electronic structure and photoionisation dynamics of ortho-dichlorobenzene, ortho-bromochlorobenzene and trichlorobenzene
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2015 (English)In: Chemical Physics, ISSN 0301-0104, E-ISSN 1873-4421, Vol. 448, 61-75 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The valence shell electronic structure and photoionisation dynamics of ortho-dichlorobenzene, ortho-bromochlorobenzene and trichlorobenzene have been investigated both experimentally and theoretically. Angle resolved photoelectron spectra of ortho-dichlorobenzene have been recorded using synchrotron radiation in the photon energy range from close to threshold to 100 eV. The photoelectron anisotropy parameters derived from these spectra have been compared to predicted values obtained with the continuum multiple scattering approach. The comparison demonstrates that ionisation from some of the orbitals is influenced by the Cooper minimum associated with the chlorine atom. High resolution photoelectron spectra of the outer valence orbitals of ortho-dichlorobenzene and ortho-bromochlorobenzene have been recorded with HeI radiation and the observed structure has been interpreted using calculated ionisation energies and spectral intensities. Electron correlation affects ionisation of the inner valence orbitals and leads to satellite formation. Simulations of the (X) over tilde B-2(1), (A) over tilde (2)A(2) and (B) over tilde B-2(2) state photoelectron bands in ortho-dichlorobenzene have enabled most of the vibrational progressions appearing in the experimental spectrum to be assigned. Photoelectron spectra of trichlorobenzene have also been measured and the anisotropy parameters associated with some of the outer valence orbitals exhibit a photon energy dependence which resembles that predicted for atomic chlorine. This behaviour is consistent with the theoretically predicted character of these orbitals.

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2015. Vol. 448, 61-75 p.
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Valence shell electronic structure, Photoionisation dynamics, Franck-Condon simulations, Synchrotron radiation, Photoelectron angular distributions, Cooper minimum
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-251528DOI: 10.1016/j.chemphys.2014.11.025ISI: 000350747000008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-251528DiVA: diva2:807142
Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2015-04-20 Last updated: 2015-04-22Bibliographically approved

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