Extracting electron-ion differential scattering cross sections for partially aligned molecules by laser-induced rescattering photoelectron spectroscopy. Academic Article uri icon


  • We extract large-angle elastic differential cross sections (DCSs) for electrons scattering from partially aligned O2+ and CO2+ molecules using rescattering photoelectrons generated by infrared laser pulses. The extracted DCSs are in good agreement with those calculated theoretically, demonstrating that accurate DCSs for electron-ion scattering can be extracted from the laser-induced rescattering spectra, thus paving the way for dynamic imaging of chemical reactions by rescattering photoelectron spectroscopy.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Okunishi, M., Niikura, H., Lucchese, R. R., Morishita, T., & Ueda, K.

citation count

  • 55

complete list of authors

  • Okunishi, Misaki||Niikura, Hiromichi||Lucchese, RR||Morishita, Toru||Ueda, Kiyoshi

publication date

  • February 2011