Photoionization of Xe inside C60: Atom-fullerene hybridization, giant cross-section enhancement, and correlation confinement resonances

Mohamed E. Madjet, Thomas Renger, Dale E. Hopper, Matthew A. McCune, Himadri S. Chakraborty, Jan M. Rost, Steven T. Manson

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A theoretical study of the subshell photoionization of the Xe atom endohedrally confined in C60 is presented. Powerful hybridization of the Xe 5s state with the bottom edge of C60 π band is found that induces strong structures in the 5s ionization, causing the cross section to differ significantly from earlier results that omit this hybridization. The hybridization also affects the angular distribution asymmetry parameter of Xe 5p ionization near the Cooper minimum. The 5p cross section, on the other hand, is greatly enhanced by borrowing considerable oscillator strength from the C60 giant plasmon resonance via the atom-fullerene dynamical interchannel coupling. Beyond the C60 plasmon energy range the atomic subshell cross sections display confinement-induced oscillations in which, over the large 4d shape resonance region, the dominant 4d oscillations induce their "clones" in all degenerate weaker channels known as correlation confinement resonances.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013202
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jan 2010


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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