Photoelectron angular distributions from zinc, cadmium and mercury

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It is well known that atomic autoionizing energy levels cause resonant behavior in the energy dependence of the asymmetry parameter β that describes photoelectron angular distributions. We have calculated the spectral variation of β across the autoionizing (n - 1)d9 ns2 np configurations of Zn, Cd and Hg (n = 4, 5, 6). We use empirical single-configuration Slater-Condon parameters, obtained from spectroscopic data, in a theory of overlapping and interacting resonances. The calculations show good agreement with available experimental measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-231
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, B
Issue numberPART 1
StatePublished - Apr 2 1989

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Funding Information:
* Supported in part by a Singletary Fellowship from the University of Kentucky.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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