Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Ultrafast Molecular Three-Electron Auger Decay
Show others and affiliations
Number of Authors: 9
2016 (English)In: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, E-ISSN 1079-7114, Vol. 116, no 7, 073001Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Three-electron Auger decay is an exotic and elusive process, in which two outer-shell electrons simultaneously refill an inner-shell double vacancy with emission of a single Auger electron. Such transitions are forbidden by the many-electron selection rules, normally making their decay lifetimes orders of magnitude longer than the few-femtosecond lifetimes of normal (two-electron) Auger decay. Here we present theoretical predictions and direct experimental evidence for a few-femtosecond three-electron Auger decay of a double inner-valence-hole state in CH3F. Our analysis shows that in contrast to double core holes, double inner-valence vacancies in molecules can decay exclusively by this ultrafast threeelectron Auger process, and we predict that this phenomenon occurs widely.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 116, no 7, 073001
National Category
Physical Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-128174DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.073001ISI: 000370622000004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-128174DiVA: diva2:915073
Available from: 2016-03-29 Created: 2016-03-21 Last updated: 2016-03-29Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Linusson, Per
By organisation
Department of Physics
In the same journal
Physical Review Letters
Physical Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 86 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link