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April 04, 2013
VIP: Angle-Resolved Strong-Field Ionization of Polyatomic Molecules: More than the Orbitals Matters
Oumarou Njoya, Spiridoula Matsika and Thomas Weinacht
Strong-field ionization plays a critical role in attosecond pulse generation and molecular imaging. It has been shown to be sensitive to the shape of molecular orbitals, and can therefore be used as a tool for studying time-dependent changes to molecular structure. Using a pump-probe scheme to initiate and capture excited-state dynamics, the authors discuss three molecules whose orbital structures are the same but whose angle and time-dependent yields differ significantly. This suggests that the angle dependence of strong-field molecular ionization is sensitive to more than the shape of the molecular orbital from which an electron is removed.
Received December 14, 2012, published online March 20, 2013, DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201201045 – read now.
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