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Title: X-ray diffraction assisted spectroscopy of Rydberg states

Abstract

X-ray diffraction combined with conventional spectroscopy could provide a powerful means to characterize electronically excited atoms and molecules. We demonstrate theoretically how x-ray diffraction from laser excited atoms can be used to determine electronic structure, including angular momentum composition, principal quantum numbers, and channel populations. A theoretical formalism appropriate for highly excited atoms, and easily extended to molecules, is presented together with numerical results for Xe and H atoms.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. ITAMP, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22099063
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Chemical Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 137; Journal Issue: 15; Other Information: (c) 2012 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0021-9606
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ANGULAR MOMENTUM; ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE; HYDROGEN; LASERS; QUANTUM NUMBERS; RYDBERG STATES; SPECTROSCOPY; XENON; X-RAY DIFFRACTION

Citation Formats

Kirrander, Adam. X-ray diffraction assisted spectroscopy of Rydberg states. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4757913.
Kirrander, Adam. X-ray diffraction assisted spectroscopy of Rydberg states. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4757913.
Kirrander, Adam. Sun . "X-ray diffraction assisted spectroscopy of Rydberg states". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4757913.
@article{osti_22099063,
title = {X-ray diffraction assisted spectroscopy of Rydberg states},
author = {Kirrander, Adam},
abstractNote = {X-ray diffraction combined with conventional spectroscopy could provide a powerful means to characterize electronically excited atoms and molecules. We demonstrate theoretically how x-ray diffraction from laser excited atoms can be used to determine electronic structure, including angular momentum composition, principal quantum numbers, and channel populations. A theoretical formalism appropriate for highly excited atoms, and easily extended to molecules, is presented together with numerical results for Xe and H atoms.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4757913},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
issn = {0021-9606},
number = 15,
volume = 137,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {10}
}