Intramolecular vibronic dynamics in molecular solids: C60

Lisbeth Kjeldgaard, Tanel Käämbre, Joachim Schiessling, Ingrid Marenne, James N. O'Shea, Joachim Schnadt, Chris J. Glover, Mitsuru Nagasono, Dennis Nordlund, M. Gunnar Garnier, Limin Qian, Jan-Erik Rubensson, Petra Rudolf, Nils Mårtensson, Joseph Nordgren, Paul A. Brühwiler

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Vibronic coupling in solid C60 has been investigated with a combination of resonant photoemission spectroscopy (RPES) and resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS). Excitation as a function of energy within the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital resonance yielded strong oscillations in intensity and dispersion in RPES, and a strong inelastic component in RIXS. Reconciling these two observations establishes that vibronic coupling in this core hole excitation leads to predominantly inelastic scattering and localization of the excited vibrations on the molecule on a femtosecond time scale. The coupling extends throughout the widths of the frontier valence bands.
Original languageEnglish
Article number205414
JournalPhysical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Physical Sciences
  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
  • Natural Sciences


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