Exchange interaction effects in NO core-level photoionization cross-sections Academic Article uri icon


  • The effect of the exchange interaction in the photoionization continuum is investigated, using N 1s photoionization of NO into the 1s -12 ( 1) and ( 3) final states as an example. The separation in energy of these two final states is 1.41 eV. Significant differences in their partial photoionization cross-sections are observed over a wide range of energies and cannot be accounted for by the different multiplicity of the states. We suggest that the deviation of the 3/ 1 cross-section ratio from the statistical weighting at intermediate energies is dominated by the difference in the final-state potential experienced by the photoelectron and at asymptotically high energies by the multiplet-dependent amount of intensity going into multi-electron (shake-up) processes. Calculations underpinning this point are presented. We also show supporting measurements of the 3/ 1 cross-section ratio for O Is ionization and the absolute photoabsorption cross-section for NO over a wide energy range covering the core level region. IOP Publishing Ltd and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Rudel, A., Hergenhahn, U., Maier, K., Rennie, E. E., Kugeler, O., Viefhaus, J., ... Bradshaw, A. M.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • RĂ¼del, A||Hergenhahn, U||Maier, K||Rennie, EE||Kugeler, O||Viefhaus, J||Lin, P||Lucchese, RR||Bradshaw, AM

publication date

  • September 2005