Double Photoionisation Spectra of Molecules

ISBN : 9780198788980

John Eland; Raimund Feifel
224 ページ
171 x 246 mm

This is the first ever compendium of double photoionisation spectra, covering some 70 of the most important small and medium sized molecules and thus providing an essential starting point for studies of the consequences of ionisation by high energy photons in both terrestrial and astrophysical environments. It also provides a complete non-mathematical description of all the phenomena and pathways involved in molecular double photoionisation. Most spectra are presented with identification of the electronic states and leading orbital configurations. The technique of magnetic bottle time-of-flight electron spectroscopy, used for all the spectra, is fully explained and compared with other techniques. For each molecule, the book gives full references to relevant work by complementary techniques and to theoretical calculations. Written in a clear non-mathematical style, this book is accessible to students as well as more experienced researchers. The authors have designed the layout for ea


Introduction; 1 Atomic xenon; 2 Diatomic molecules; 3 Triatomic molecules; 4 Molecules with four, five or seven atoms; 5 Conjugated and aromatic molecules; 6 Mainly aliphatic molecules; 7 Core-core and core-valence double ionisation; Appendix 1 Mechanisms of double photoionisation; Appendix 2 Useful data for calibration; Appendix 3 Theoretical calculation of ionisation energies and spectra


John Eland studied chemistry at University College and in the Physical Chemistry Department of Oxford University. He then continued research in molecular physics in Germany (Freiburg), France (Paris, Orsay) and the USA (Argonne National Laboratory) before returning to Oxford, where he started as a University Lecturer and Fellow of Worcester. During his more than twenty years based in Oxford, he spent substantial periods as a visiting professor in Japan (Okazaki and Sendai), Paris and Uppsala, Sweden. He was elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society in 2006. Since formal retirement, he has continued active research in Oxford and as a guest professor in Uppsala and Gothenburg. His publications include a book on photoelectron spectroscopy and well over two hundred papers on physical and chemical topics, concentrated on molecular ions and ionisation.; Raimund Feifel received his basic physics training at the University of Konstanz in Germany, and his research training at Uppsala University in Sweden. He carried out postdoctoral research in physical chemistry at Oxford University before returning to Sweden, where he held a series of competitive research fellowships from the Swedish Research Council, followed by appointments as professor at Uppsala University and, most recently, at the University of Gothenburg. For almost twenty years he has worked in the field of electron spectroscopy of molecular systems in different states of charge and excitation, involving many collaborations at an international level (Sweden, USA, Japan, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Finland and Czech Republic). His list of publications comprises more than one hundred and sixty papers on photoionization of free atoms and molecules.