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Volume 171, 2014
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Imaging molecular structure through femtosecond photoelectron diffraction on aligned and oriented gas-phase molecules

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Abstract

This paper gives an account of our progress towards performing femtosecond time-resolved photoelectron diffraction on gas-phase molecules in a pump–probe setup combining optical lasers and an X-ray free-electron laser. We present results of two experiments aimed at measuring photoelectron angular distributions of laser-aligned 1-ethynyl-4-fluorobenzene (C8H5F) and dissociating, laser-aligned 1,4-dibromobenzene (C6H4Br2) molecules and discuss them in the larger context of photoelectron diffraction on gas-phase molecules. We also show how the strong nanosecond laser pulse used for adiabatically laser-aligning the molecules influences the measured electron and ion spectra and angular distributions, and discuss how this may affect the outcome of future time-resolved photoelectron diffraction experiments.

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Submitted
08 Mar 2014
Accepted
03 Apr 2014
First published
31 Jul 2014

This article is Open Access

Faraday Discuss., 2014,171, 57-80
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Imaging molecular structure through femtosecond photoelectron diffraction on aligned and oriented gas-phase molecules

R. Boll, A. Rouzée, M. Adolph, D. Anielski, A. Aquila, S. Bari, C. Bomme, C. Bostedt, J. D. Bozek, H. N. Chapman, L. Christensen, R. Coffee, N. Coppola, S. De, P. Decleva, S. W. Epp, B. Erk, F. Filsinger, L. Foucar, T. Gorkhover, L. Gumprecht, A. Hömke, L. Holmegaard, P. Johnsson, J. S. Kienitz, T. Kierspel, F. Krasniqi, K. Kühnel, J. Maurer, M. Messerschmidt, R. Moshammer, N. L. M. Müller, B. Rudek, E. Savelyev, I. Schlichting, C. Schmidt, F. Scholz, S. Schorb, J. Schulz, J. Seltmann, M. Stener, S. Stern, S. Techert, J. Thøgersen, S. Trippel, J. Viefhaus, M. Vrakking, H. Stapelfeldt, J. Küpper, J. Ullrich, A. Rudenko and D. Rolles, Faraday Discuss., 2014, 171, 57
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00037D

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