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Evolution of Interatomic Coulombic Decay in the Time Domain



Details zur Publikation
Autor(inn)en:
Trinter, F.; Williams, J.; Weller, M.; Waitz, M.; Pitzer, M.; Voigtsberger, J.; Schober, C.; Kastirke, G.; Müller, C.; Goihl, C.; Burzynski, P.; Wiegandt, F.; Kalinin, A.; Schmidt, L.; Schöffler, M.; Bauer, T.; Wallauer, R.; Sann, H.; Sisourat, N.; Jahnke, T.
Publikationsjahr:
2013
Zeitschrift:
Physical Review Letters
Seitenbereich:
093401
Abkürzung der Fachzeitschrift:
PRL
Jahrgang/Band:
111
ISSN:
0031-9007
eISSN:
1079-7114

Zusammenfassung, Abstract
During the past 15 years a novel decay mechanism of excited atoms has been discovered and investigated. This so-called interatomic Coulombic decay (ICD) involves the chemical environment of the electronically excited atom: the excitation energy is transferred (in many cases over long distances) to a neighbor of the initially excited particle usually ionizing that neighbor. It turned out that ICD is a very common decay route in nature as it occurs across van der Waals and hydrogen bonds. The time evolution of ICD is predicted to be highly complex, as its efficiency strongly depends on the distance of the atoms involved and this distance typically changes during the decay. Here we present the first direct measurement of the temporal evolution of ICD using a novel experimental approach.


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