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Linear Dichroism in Resonant Inelastic X-Ray Scattering to Molecular Spin-Orbit States
Physical Review Letters
  • Renaud Guillemin, CNRS, Laboratoire de Chimie Physique-Matière et Rayonnement
  • Stephane Carniato, Laboratory of Physical Chemistry - Matter and Radiation
  • Wayne C. Stolte, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Loic Journel, Laboratory of Physical Chemistry - Matter and Radiation
  • Richard Taieb, Laboratory of Physical Chemistry - Matter and Radiation
  • Dennis W. Lindle, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Marc Simon, Laboratory of Physical Chemistry - Matter and Radiation
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
9-1-2008
Abstract
Polarization-dependent resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) is shown to be a new probe of molecular-field effects on the electronic structure of isolated molecules. A combined experimental and theoretical analysis explains the linear dichroism observed in Cl 2p RIXS following Cl 1s excitation in HCl and CF3Cl as due to molecular-field effects, including singlet-triplet exchange, indicating polarized-RIXS provides a direct probe of spin-orbit-state populations applicable to any molecule.
Keywords
  • Atomic orbitals,
  • Chloride compounds,
  • Electron configuration,
  • Linear dichroism
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Copyright American Physical Society, used with permission
Citation Information
Renaud Guillemin, Stephane Carniato, Wayne C. Stolte, Loic Journel, et al.. "Linear Dichroism in Resonant Inelastic X-Ray Scattering to Molecular Spin-Orbit States" Physical Review Letters Vol. 101 Iss. 133003 (2008) p. 4
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/wayne_stolte/8/