Measurements of angular distributions of K-shell electrons photoejected from molecular nitrogen are reported which reveal large deviations at relatively low photon energies ( ħω≤500eV) from emission patterns anticipated from the dipole approximation to interactions between radiation and matter. A concomitant theoretical analysis incorporating the effects of electromagnetic retardation attributes the observed large nondipole behaviors in N2 to bond-length-dependent terms in the E1⊗(E2,M1) photoelectron emission amplitudes which are indicative of a potentially universal nondipole behavior in molecular photoionization.
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Sellin, I. A.,
Lindle, D. W.,
Arce, J. C.,
Sheehy, J. A.,
Langhoff, P. W.
Large Nondipole Effects in the Angular Distributions of K-Shell Photoelectrons from Molecular Nitrogen.
Physical review letters, 87(27),