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Double-autoionization decay of resonantly excited single-electron states



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Authors:
Amusia, M.; Kilin, V.; Ehresmann, A.; Schmoranzer, H.; Schartner, K.
Publication year:
1993
Journal:
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Pages range:
1281-1300
Volume number:
26
ISSN:
0953-4075

Abstract
Perturbation theory in the lowest non-vanishing order in interelectron interaction has been applied to the theoretical investigation of double-ionization decays of resonantly excited single-electron states. The formulae for the transition probabilities were derived in the LS coupling scheme, and the orbital angular momentum and spin selection rules were obtained. In addition to the formulae, which are exact in this order, three approximate expressions, which correspond to illustrative model mechanisms of the transition, were derived as limiting cases of the exact ones. Numerical results were obtained for the decay of the resonantly excited Kr I 3d-15p(1P) state which demonstrated quite clearly the important role of the interelectron interaction in double-ionization processes. On the other hand, the results obtained show that low-energy electrons can appear in the photoelectron spectrum below the ionisation threshold of the 3d shell.


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