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Title: Intermolecular Coulombic Decay in Endohedral Fullerene at the 4 d 4 f Resonance

Abstract

Intermolecular processes offer unique decay mechanisms for complex systems to internally relax. Here, we report the observation of an intermolecular Coulombic decay channel in an endohedral fullerene, a holmium nitride complex (Ho3N) embedded within a C80 fullerene, between neighboring holmium ions, and between the holmium complex and the carbon cage. By measuring the ions and the electrons in coincidence after XUV photoabsorption, we can isolate the different decay channels, which are found to be more prevalent relative to intra-atomic Auger decay.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]; ORCiD logo [5]; ORCiD logo [1];  [6];  [7];  [4]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (United States)
  2. Max Planck Inst. für Kernphysik, Heidelberg (Germany); Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS (United States). J. R. Macdonald Lab.
  3. Max Planck Inst. für Kernphysik, Heidelberg (Germany)
  4. Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS (United States). J. R. Macdonald Lab.
  5. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States). Photon Ultrafast Laser Science and Engineering Inst. (PULSE)
  6. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States). Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS)
  7. Univ. Heidelberg, Heidelberg (Germany). Theoretische Chemie, Physikalisch-Chemisches Inst.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
OSTI Identifier:
1617008
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1605309
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515; 692657; SC0012376; FG02-86ER13491
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 124; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Obaid, Razib, Xiong, Hui, Augustin, Sven, Schnorr, Kirsten, Ablikim, Utuq, Battistoni, Andrea, Wolf, Thomas J. A., Bilodeau, René C., Osipov, Timur, Gokhberg, Kirill, Rolles, Daniel, LaForge, Aaron C., and Berrah, Nora. Intermolecular Coulombic Decay in Endohedral Fullerene at the 4d→4f Resonance. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.124.113002.
Obaid, Razib, Xiong, Hui, Augustin, Sven, Schnorr, Kirsten, Ablikim, Utuq, Battistoni, Andrea, Wolf, Thomas J. A., Bilodeau, René C., Osipov, Timur, Gokhberg, Kirill, Rolles, Daniel, LaForge, Aaron C., & Berrah, Nora. Intermolecular Coulombic Decay in Endohedral Fullerene at the 4d→4f Resonance. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevlett.124.113002
Obaid, Razib, Xiong, Hui, Augustin, Sven, Schnorr, Kirsten, Ablikim, Utuq, Battistoni, Andrea, Wolf, Thomas J. A., Bilodeau, René C., Osipov, Timur, Gokhberg, Kirill, Rolles, Daniel, LaForge, Aaron C., and Berrah, Nora. Tue . "Intermolecular Coulombic Decay in Endohedral Fullerene at the 4d→4f Resonance". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevlett.124.113002. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1617008.
@article{osti_1617008,
title = {Intermolecular Coulombic Decay in Endohedral Fullerene at the 4d→4f Resonance},
author = {Obaid, Razib and Xiong, Hui and Augustin, Sven and Schnorr, Kirsten and Ablikim, Utuq and Battistoni, Andrea and Wolf, Thomas J. A. and Bilodeau, René C. and Osipov, Timur and Gokhberg, Kirill and Rolles, Daniel and LaForge, Aaron C. and Berrah, Nora},
abstractNote = {Intermolecular processes offer unique decay mechanisms for complex systems to internally relax. Here, we report the observation of an intermolecular Coulombic decay channel in an endohedral fullerene, a holmium nitride complex (Ho3N) embedded within a C80 fullerene, between neighboring holmium ions, and between the holmium complex and the carbon cage. By measuring the ions and the electrons in coincidence after XUV photoabsorption, we can isolate the different decay channels, which are found to be more prevalent relative to intra-atomic Auger decay.},
doi = {10.1103/physrevlett.124.113002},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 11,
volume = 124,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {3}
}

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