Dynamical effects of confinement on atomic valence photoionization in Mg@ C60

Himadri S. Chakraborty, Mohamed Madjet, Jan M. Rost, Steven T. Manson

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We predict a huge dynamical boost from collective electron motion on the valence 3s photoionization of Mg in the Mg@ C60 molecule. Calculations have been performed in a framework of time-dependent local density approximation that includes coupling between dipole-allowed final state channels. Our results qualitatively agree with the recent predictions of a semiclassical model, however, significantly differing in magnitude. In particular, a strong dependence on the nature of the caged atom is found which is at odds with the prediction of the semiclassical result.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013201
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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