We present a combined experimental and theoretical study of isolated CH3Cl molecules using resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS). The high-resolution spectra allow extraction of information about nuclear dynamics in the core-excited molecule. Polarization-resolved RIXS spectra exhibit linear dichroism in the spin-orbit intensities, a result interpreted as due to chemical environment and singlet-triplet exchange in the molecular core levels. From analysis of the polarization-resolved data, Cl 2px, y and 2pz electronic populations can be determined.
Biological and Chemical Physics | Chemistry | Physics
El Khoury, L.,
Stolte, W. C.,
Lindle, D. W.,
Resonant inelastic x-ray scattering of methyl chloride at the chlorine K edge.
Journal of Chemical Physics