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Title: Three-body fragmentation of CO{sub 2} driven by intense laser pulses

Dissociative ionization dynamics were studied experimentally for CO{sub 2} driven by intense laser pulses. Three-dimensional momentum vectors of correlated atomic ions were obtained for each three-body fragmentation event using triple ion coincidence measurement. Newton diagram demonstrated that three-body fragmentation of CO{sub 2}{sup n+} (n = 3-6) can occur through Coulomb explosion process and sequential fragmentation process depending on the fragmentation channels. The experimental data from these two processes were disentangled by using correlation diagram of correlated ions. Based on the accurate Coulomb explosion data, we reconstructed the bond angle distributions of CO{sub 2}{sup n+} at the moment of fragmentation, which are close to that of neutral CO{sub 2} before laser irradiation.
Authors:
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  1. State Key Laboratory for Mesoscopic Physics, Department of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)
  2. (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22415560
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 142; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; ATOMIC IONS; BOND ANGLE; CARBON DIOXIDE; CORRELATIONS; DIAGRAMS; IONIZATION; LASER RADIATION; NITROGEN IONS; PHOTON-MOLECULE COLLISIONS; PULSED IRRADIATION; THREE-BODY PROBLEM