Photoelectron satellite structure from the 3d and 4d inner-shell ionization of rubidium and cesium: Role of atomic relaxation
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: PHYSICAL REVIEW A
Förlag: AMER PHYSICAL SOC
The photoelectron satellite structure of rubidium and cesium has been investigated following the photoionization of an nd (n= 3,4) inner-shell electron. The intensity ratios of the nd(-1) ms monopole and nd(-1) m'p conjugated satellite lines have been measured at MAX-lab by using high-resolution electron spectroscopy. For rubidium, moreover, the energy dependence of the 3d(j)6s/3d(j)5s and 3d(j)5p/3d(j)5s intensity ratios with j=3/2 and 5/2 is measured and compared with multiconfiguration Dirac-Fock calculations. A good or at least reasonable agreement is found for both the monopole and conjugated shake-up probabilities if the relaxation of the bound-state electron density is taken into account in the computation of the photoionization cross sections. It is shown that, for the inner-shell ionization of medium and heavy atoms, the orbital relaxation accounts for a significant part of the satellite structure in the photoelectron spectra.
- Physics and Astronomy
- ISSN: 1050-2947