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Final-state interference effects in valence band photoemission of (C59N)2.

Hunt, M. R. C. and Pichler, T. and Šiller, L. and Brühwiler, P. A. and Golden, M. S. and Tagmatarchis, N. and Prassides, K. and Rudolf, P. (2002) 'Final-state interference effects in valence band photoemission of (C59N)2.', Physical review B., 66 (19). p. 193404.


Oscillatory behavior of photoemission intensity with incident photon energy has been observed for several fullerenes and fullerene derivatives. However, until now it has been unclear if these effects arise from interference associated with the spatial distribution of the initial state within the molecule or are due to scattering of the outgoing photoelectron. In order to resolve this issue we performed synchrotron radiation excited valence band photoemission measurements on multilayer (C59N)2 films. The highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) of the (C59N)2 dimer is spatially localized, while each half of the dimer remains approximately spherical. Careful normalization and fitting of the measured spectra clearly show that the intensity of the HOMO also displays a periodic variation of intensity with photon energy indicating that scattering of the photoemitted electron and consequent interference effects lead to the observed intensity changes.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Photoionization Cross-sections, Heterofullerene C59Nn, Electronic-structure, Oscillations, Spectroscopy, C-60, Azafullerene.
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Publisher statement:© 2002 by The American Physical Society. All rights reserved.
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Date deposited:15 September 2010
Date of first online publication:November 2002
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