A new phenomenon sensitive only to next-door-neighbor atoms in isolated molecules is demonstrated using angle-resolved photoemission of site-selective core electrons. Evidence for this interatomic core-to-core electron interaction is observable only by measuring nondipolar angular distributions of photoelectrons. In essence, the phenomenon acts as a very fine atomic-scale sensor of nearest-neighbor elemental identity.
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Yu, S. W.,
Hudson, A. C.,
Lindle, D. W.
Nearest-Neighbor-Atom Core-Hole Transfer in Isolated Molecules.
Physical review letters, 92(22),