Measurements and calculations of the contribution of the non-dipole terms in the angular distribution of photoelectrons from the K-shell of randomly oriented N2 molecules are reported. The angular distributions have been measured in the plane containing the photon polarization and the photon momentum vectors of linearly polarized radiation. Calculations have been performed in the relaxed core Hartree-Fock approximation with a fractional charge, and many-electron correlations were taken into account in the random phase approximation. Both theory and experiment show that the non-dipole effects are rather small in the photon energy region from the ionization threshold of the K-shell up to about 70 eV above it. From the theory, it follows that the non-dipole terms for the individual 1σg and 1σu shells are considerably large; therefore measurements resolving the contributions of the 1σg and 1σu shells are desirable.
|Journal||Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2006 Jan 28|