Launching a particle on a ring: b2u→ke2g ionization of C6F6 Academic Article uri icon


  • Evidence is presented demonstrating that an electron launched into the continuum is trapped in an unprecedented quasibound state, namely, one that extends through the backbone of the six-member carbon ring of C6F6. The mode specificity of the vibrational sensitivity to the electron trapping provides an experimental signature for this phenomenon, while adiabatic static model-exchange scattering calculations are used to map the wave function, which corroborate the interpretation.

author list (cited authors)

  • Das, A., Poliakoff, E. D., Lucchese, R. R., & Bozek, J. D.

publication date

  • January 1, 2006 11:11 AM