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Double Photoionisation Spectra of Molecules

John Eland and Raimund Feifel

December 2017

ISBN: 9780198788980

208 pages
Hardback
246x171mm

Price: £65.00

This first-ever compendium of double photoionisation spectra covers 70 of the most important small and medium sized molecules. It provides an essential starting point to study the consequences of ionisation by high energy photons and gives a complete non-mathematical description of all the phenomena and pathways in molecular double photoionisation.

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This first-ever compendium of double photoionisation spectra covers 70 of the most important small and medium sized molecules. It provides an essential starting point to study the consequences of ionisation by high energy photons and gives a complete non-mathematical description of all the phenomena and pathways in molecular double photoionisation.

  • A complete and compact guide
  • Clear layout and systematic organization makes data on each compound easy to find
  • Non-mathematical and clear writing makes it accessible to students and non-physicists
  • Serves as both an essential reference work and a textbook on double ionisation
  • Authors actively involved in latest laboratory developments and techniques
  • Relevant to research in broad range of fields where high energy protons interact with matter, including flames and combustion, plasmas in many applications such as semiconductor plasma etching, magnetohydrodynamic power generation, stellar and outer planetary atmospheres.

About the Author(s)

John Eland, Emeritus Professor of Physical Chemistry and Fellow of Worcester College, University of Oxford, and Raimund Feifel, Professor of Experimental and Molecular Physics, University of Gothenburg

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.

Table of Contents

    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

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