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Resonant inelastic x-ray scattering of methyl chloride at the chlorine K edge
Journal of Chemical Physics
  • L. El Khoury, University of Paris
  • Loic Journel, University of Paris
  • Renaud Guillemin, University of Paris
  • Stephane Carniato, University of Paris
  • Wayne C. Stolte, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • T. Marin, University of Paris
  • Dennis W. Lindle, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Marc Simon, University of Paris
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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.
  • Atomic orbitals,
  • Methyl chloride,
  • Nuclear spin,
  • Spin excitations,
  • X-rays – Scattering
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L. El Khoury, Loic Journel, Renaud Guillemin, Stephane Carniato, et al.. "Resonant inelastic x-ray scattering of methyl chloride at the chlorine K edge" Journal of Chemical Physics (2012) p. 1 - 7
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