The photoelectron angular distribution of water clusters

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The angular distribution of photoelectrons emitted from water clusters has been measured by linearly polarized synchrotron radiation of 40 and 60 eV photon energy. Results are given for the three outermost valence orbitals. The emission patterns are found more isotropic than for isolated molecules. While a simple scattering model is able to explain most of the deviation from molecular behavior, some of our data also suggest an intrinsic change of the angular distribution parameter. The angular distribution function was mapped by rotating the axis of linear polarization of the synchrotron radiation.


  • Chaofan Zhang
  • Tomas Andersson
  • Marko Foerstel
  • Melanie Mucke
  • Tiberiu Arion
  • Maxim Tchaplyguine
  • Olle Bjorneholm
  • Uwe Hergenhahn
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  • Natural Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
Original languageEnglish
Article number234306
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Publication categoryResearch