Internal energy of photofragments studied by dispersed fluorescence spectroscopy

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

The fluorescence emission following inner-shell excitation of molecules has been analyzed in the wavelength region 300 nm≤λfluo≤1000 nm. The main contributions to the experimental spectrum are due to transitions of the parent molecules ionized in the outer valence shells as well as to the radiative decay of excited photofragments, mainly neutral and singly charged atoms. As an example, the dispersed fluorescence spectra of N2O after photoexcitation and photoionization of the nitrogen 1s electron are presented. For the molecular ion the vibrational resolved spectrum of the N2O+ A 2Σ→X 2Π transitions has been observed. Upon resonant excitation to the (N 1s-1 π*) and (N 1s-1 σ*) states strong emission lines are found which have been attributed to transitions of nitrogen and oxygen atoms produced mainly in the 3p, 3d, 4d and 4f excited state of the neutral and of the singly charged ion. The relative intensities of these atomic transitions vary strongly with the character of the resonance and contain information about the intermediate dissociative molecular states produced after electronic relaxation.

Details

Authors
External organisations
  • University of Paris-Sud
  • Saclay Nuclear Research Centre
Research areas and keywords

Keywords

  • Core excitation, Fluorescence spectroscopy, Internal energy, Molecular dissociation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-85
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena
Volume101-103
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Externally publishedYes