Resonant Auger-intersite-Coulombic hybridized decay in the photoionization of endohedral fullerenes

Mohammad H. Javani, Jacob B. Wise, Ruma De, Mohamed Madjet, Steven T. Manson, Himadri S. Chakraborty

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Considering the photoionization of Ar@C60, we predict resonant femtosecond decays of both Ar and C60 vacancies through the continua of atom-fullerene hybrid final states. For Ar 3s→np excitations, these resonances are far stronger than the Ar-to-C60 resonant intersite-Coulombic decays (ICD), while for C60 excitations they are strikingly larger than the corresponding Auger features. The results indicate the power of hybridization to enhance decay rates and modify lifetimes and line profiles, offering a unique probe, more powerful than regular ICDs, for multicenter decay processes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number063420
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2014


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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