Photoelectron angular distributions in negative-ion photodetachment from mixed sp states

Emily R. Grumbling, Andrei Sanov

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We describe an approach for constructing analytical models for the energy-dependence of photoelectron angular distributions in the one-electron, non-relativistic approximation. We construct such a model for electron emission from an orbital described as a superposition of s- and p-type functions, using linearly polarized light. In the limits of pure s or pure p electron photodetachment or photoionization, the model correctly reproduces the familiar Cooper-Zare formula. The model predictions are compared to experimental results for strongly solvated H- and NH2-, corresponding to predominantly s and predominantly p character parent states, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number164302
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number16
StatePublished - Oct 28 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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