Research report 2008 - Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics

Electron spectroscopy on a free cluster jet

Authors
Hergenhahn, Uwe
Departments

Elektronenspektroskopie (PD Dr. Uwe Hergenhahn)
MPI für Plasmaphysik

Summary
We describe experiments on photoionisation of a free cluster jet with synchrotron radiation. Electron spectroscopy allows to map changes of the electronic structure upon condensation of monomers to clusters. Energy remaining in the cluster after photoionization can be released via emission of a secondary electron, which proceeds by an ultrafast energy transfer between neighbouring atoms or molecules within the cluster.

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