Dubs, Richard L. and Dixit, S. N. and McKoy, V. (1985) Circular Dichroism in Photoelectron Angular Distributions from Oriented Linear Molecules. Physical Review Letters, 54 (12). pp. 1249-1251. ISSN 0031-9007. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:DUBprl85
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We show that circular dichroism exists in the photoelectron angular distributions from oriented linear molecules in the electric dipole approximation. Contributions to the dichroism arise solely from interferences between degenerate photoelectron continua with m values differing by ±1. We identify specific photon-propagation, electron-detection configurations where circular dichroism will be observable. Finally, we illustrate the magnitude of this effect through ab initio calculations for photoionization out of the 4σ orbital of an oriented CO molecule.
|Additional Information:||©1985 The American Physical Society. Received 25 January 1985. We thank Diane L. Lynch for supplying us with the CO 4σ dynamical coefficients. One of us (R.L.D.) acknowledges support from a National Science Foundation Predoctoral Research Fellowship. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CHE-8218166. The research reported in this paper made use of the Dreyfus-National Science Foundation Theoretical Chemistry Computer which was funded through grants from the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, the National Science Foundation (Grant No. CHE-7820235), and the Sloan Fund of the California Institute of Technology.|
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