X-ray diffraction assisted spectroscopy of Rydberg states

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X-ray diffraction combined with conventional spectroscopy could provide a powerful means to characterize electronically excited atoms and molecules. We demonstrate theoretically how x-ray diffraction from laser excited atoms can be used to determine electronic structure, including angular momentum composition, principal quantum numbers, and channel populations. A theoretical formalism appropriate for highly excited atoms, and easily extended to molecules, is presented together with numerical results for Xe and H atoms.

Original languageEnglish
Article number154310
Pages (from-to)-
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2012


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