Young's double-slit experiment using two-center core-level photoemission: Photoelectron recoil effects
Liu, X. J.
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Core-level photoemission from N-2 can be considered an analogue of Young's double-slit experiment (YDSE) in which the double-slit is replaced by a pair of N 1s orbitals. The measured ratio between the 1 sigma(g) and 1 sigma(u) photoionization cross-sections oscillates as a function of photoelectron momentum, due to two-center YDSE interference, exhibiting a remarkable dependence on the vibrational sub-levels of the core ionized state. We theoretically demonstrate that the recoil of the photoelectron given to the ionized N atom strongly influences this interference pattern. The reason for this is that the momentum transfer affects the phases of the photoionization amplitudes. (c) 2007 Published by Elsevier B.V