Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Publication Title

Journal of Chemical Physics

First page number:

1

Last page number:

7

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Atomic orbitals; Methyl chloride; Nuclear spin; Spin excitations; X-rays – Scattering

Disciplines

Biological and Chemical Physics | Chemistry | Physics

Language

English

Identifier

DOI: 10.1063/1.3675685

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