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Title: The effect of the dipole bound state on AgF{sup −} vibrationally resolved photodetachment cross sections and photoelectron angular distributions

The first photoelectron spectra of AgF{sup −} are recorded over the energy range 1.61–1.85 eV using the velocity map imaging technique. The resolved vibrational structure of the AgF X′, v′ ← AgF{sup −} X″, v″ = 0 band yields an AgF electron affinity of 1.46 ± 0.01 eV and vibrational frequency of 500 ± 40 cm{sup −1}. For the v′ = 2, 3, 4 channels, the photodetachment cross sections and angular distributions undergo rapid changes over a narrow electron kinetic energy range in the region of 50 meV (approximately 13 meV below the opening of the next vibrational channel). This is consistent with Fano-like behavior indicating autodetachment following excitation to a resonant anion state lying in the detachment continuum. EOM-CCSD calculations reveal this to be a dipole bound state. The consistency of the detachment data with the vibrational autodetachment propensity rule Δv = −1 shows that the autodetachment results from breakdown of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation, coupling the vibrational and electronic degrees of freedom.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis 63130 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22436604
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 141; Journal Issue: 15; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; AFFINITY; ANGULAR DISTRIBUTION; ANIONS; BORN-OPPENHEIMER APPROXIMATION; BOUND STATE; CROSS SECTIONS; DEGREES OF FREEDOM; DIPOLES; ELECTRONS; EV RANGE; EXCITATION; KINETIC ENERGY; MEV RANGE; PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY