Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1995

Publication Title

Physical review A

Publisher

American Physical Society

Volume

51

Issue

2

First page number:

R882

Last page number:

R885

Abstract

Single-photon ionization of an atom or molecule can be subdivided into parity-favored and -unfavored transitions, the latter characterized by electron emission, preferentially perpendicular to the electric vector. The nonresonant existence of these transitions is shown experimentally and studied over an extended energy range for a variety of satellite transitions in atomic argon. The spectra exhibit several clearly resolved satellite lines with strongly negative β values close to -1, independent of the photon energy. The results confirm the corresponding predictions of angular-momentum transfer theory.

Keywords

Angular distribution (Nuclear physics); Argon; Conduction electrons; Photoionization

Disciplines

Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics | Physical Chemistry

Language

English

Permissions

Copyright American Physical Society. Used with permission.

Identifier

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.51.R882

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