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Direct Observation of Molecular Orbital Mixing in a Solvated Organometallic Complex

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  • Dr. Edlira Suljoti,

    1. Joint Ultrafast Dynamics Lab in Solutions and at Interfaces (JULiq), Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Albert-Einstein-Strasse 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Raul Garcia-Diez,

    1. Joint Ultrafast Dynamics Lab in Solutions and at Interfaces (JULiq), Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Albert-Einstein-Strasse 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Dr. Sergey I. Bokarev,

    Corresponding author
    1. Institut für Physik, Universität Rostock, Universitätsplatz 3, 18051 Rostock (Germany)
    • Institut für Physik, Universität Rostock, Universitätsplatz 3, 18051 Rostock (Germany)
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  • Dr. Kathrin M. Lange,

    1. Joint Ultrafast Dynamics Lab in Solutions and at Interfaces (JULiq), Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Albert-Einstein-Strasse 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Roland Schoch ,

    1. Fachbereich Chemie, TU Kaiserslautern, Erwin-Schrödinger-Strasse 54, 67663 Kaiserslautern (Germany)
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  • Brian Dierker,

    1. Joint Ultrafast Dynamics Lab in Solutions and at Interfaces (JULiq), Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Albert-Einstein-Strasse 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Marcus Dantz,

    1. Joint Ultrafast Dynamics Lab in Solutions and at Interfaces (JULiq), Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Albert-Einstein-Strasse 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Kenji Yamamoto,

    1. Joint Ultrafast Dynamics Lab in Solutions and at Interfaces (JULiq), Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Albert-Einstein-Strasse 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Nicholas Engel,

    1. Joint Ultrafast Dynamics Lab in Solutions and at Interfaces (JULiq), Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Albert-Einstein-Strasse 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Dr. Kaan Atak,

    1. Joint Ultrafast Dynamics Lab in Solutions and at Interfaces (JULiq), Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Albert-Einstein-Strasse 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Oliver Kühn,

    1. Institut für Physik, Universität Rostock, Universitätsplatz 3, 18051 Rostock (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Bauer,

    Corresponding author
    1. Fachbereich Chemie, TU Kaiserslautern, Erwin-Schrödinger-Strasse 54, 67663 Kaiserslautern (Germany)
    • Fachbereich Chemie, TU Kaiserslautern, Erwin-Schrödinger-Strasse 54, 67663 Kaiserslautern (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Jan-Erik Rubensson,

    1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Box 516, SE 751 20 Uppsala (Sweden)
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  • Prof. Dr. Emad F. Aziz

    Corresponding author
    1. Joint Ultrafast Dynamics Lab in Solutions and at Interfaces (JULiq), Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Albert-Einstein-Strasse 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
    2. Department of Physics, Freie Universität Berlin, Arnimallee 14, 14159 Berlin (Germany)
    • Joint Ultrafast Dynamics Lab in Solutions and at Interfaces (JULiq), Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Albert-Einstein-Strasse 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
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  • We acknowledge support from the staff of the Bessy II facility, Berlin (Germany). This work was supported by the Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft (Young Investigator Fund) and the European Research Council (E.F.A.). Funding by the Carl-Zeiss foundation is also gratefully acknowledged (M.B.).

Abstract

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Fundamental processes: Charge donation/backdonation in the [Fe(CO)5] molecule in solution was measured by resonant inelastic X-ray scattering. This method can be used to selectively probe the electronic structure at each atom in the iron–carbonyl bond.

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