Photoelectron circular dichroism in angle-resolved photoemission from liquid fenchone†
We present an experimental X-ray photoelectron circular dichroism (PECD) study of liquid fenchone at the C 1s edge. A novel setup to enable PECD measurements on a liquid microjet [Malerz et al., Rev. Sci. Instrum., 2022, 93, 015101] was used. For the C 1s line assigned to fenchone's carbonyl carbon, a non-vanishing asymmetry is found in the intensity of photoelectron spectra acquired under a fixed angle in the backward-scattering plane. This experiment paves the way towards an innovative probe of the chirality of organic/biological molecules in aqueous solution.
- This article is part of the themed collections: 2022 PCCP HOT Articles and Festschrift Ivan Powis: Advances in Molecular Photoelectron Spectroscopy: Fundamentals & Application