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The authors present partial-ion-yield experiments on the methyl chloride molecule excited in the vicinity of the Cl2p and C1s inner shells. A large number of fragments, cations produced by dissociation or recombination processes, as well as anionic species, have been detected. Although the spectra exhibit different intensity distributions depending on the core-excited atom, general observations include strong site-selective fragmentation along the C–Cl bond axis and a strong intensity dependence of transitions involving Rydberg series on fragment size.


Chemical bonds; Collisions (Nuclear physics); Ion recombination; Molecule-photon collisions; Organic compounds; Photodissociation; Rydberg states


Biological and Chemical Physics | Inorganic Chemistry | Nuclear | Physical Chemistry


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