Molecular nature of resonant x-ray scattering in solid LiNO3
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)
Dokumenttyp: Artikel i tidskrift
Förlag: American Physical Society
Resonant x-ray emission spectroscopy has been applied to study radiative decay processes following the N 1s near-edge excitations in solid LiNO3. It has been shown that the origin of both nonresonant and resonant spectra are essentially molecular, their shape being primarily determined by the electron transitions between molecular orbitals of the quasiisolated NO3- anion. A strong low-energy sideband observed in the recombination spectrum following the N 1s(-1)pi(*) excitation is attributed to the effect of dynamical x-ray emission accompanying the D-3h-->C-3v distortion of the core-excited NO3- species.
- Natural Sciences
- Physical Sciences
- ISSN: 1098-0121