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Title: Time-dependent Schrödinger equation for molecular core-hole dynamics

X-ray spectroscopy is an important tool for the investigation of matter. X rays primarily interact with inner-shell electrons, creating core (inner-shell) holes that will decay on the time scale of attoseconds to a few femtoseconds through electron relaxations involving the emission of a photon or an electron. Furthermore, the advent of femtosecond x-ray pulses expands x-ray spectroscopy to the time domain and will eventually allow the control of core-hole population on time scales comparable to core-vacancy lifetimes. For both cases, a theoretical approach that accounts for the x-ray interaction while the electron relaxations occur is required. We describe a time-dependent framework, based on solving the time-dependent Schrödinger equation, that is suitable for describing the induced electron and nuclear dynamics.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 95; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9926
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS
OSTI Identifier:
1393932
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1342438