Eero Itälä

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Photofragmentation of thymine and 5-bromouracil into cation and neutral fragments following the core ionization by soft x-rays using photoelectron-photoion-photoion coincidence technique has been studied. The fragment ion mass spectra were recorded in coincidence with the C 1s photoelectron spectra. In the case of thymine, deuterated samples were used to(More)
A photoelectron-ion-ion coincidence experiment has been carried out on the amino acid molecule cysteine after core-ionization of the O 1s, N 1s, C 1s, and S 2p orbitals. A number of different dissociation channels have been identified. Some of them show strong site-selective dependence that can be attributed to a combination of nuclear motion in the(More)
The dependence of the fragmentation of doubly charged gas-phase methionine (C5H11NO2S) on the electronic-state character of the parent ion is studied experimentally by energy-resolved electron ion-ion coincidence spectroscopy. The parent dication electronic states are populated by Auger transitions following site-specific sulfur 2p core ionization. Two(More)
X-ray absorption commonly involves dissociative core ionization producing not only momentum correlated charged fragments but also low- and high-energy electrons capable of inducing damage in living tissue. This gives a natural motivation for studying the core ionization induced fragmentation processes in biologically important molecules such as amino acids.(More)
Dissociation of acrylonitrile into pairs of cations and neutral fragments following molecular core ionization was investigated using the photoelectron-photoion-photoion coincidence (PEPIPICO) technique. The fragment ion mass spectra were recorded in coincidence with the carbon 1s photoelectrons. Deuterated and (13)C-substituted samples were used for(More)
Fragmentation of RNA nucleoside uridine, induced by carbon 1s core ionization, has been studied. The measurements by combined electron and ion spectroscopy have been performed in gas phase utilizing synchrotron radiation. As uridine is a combination of d-ribose and uracil, which have been studied earlier with the same method, this study also considers the(More)
Photofragmentation pathways of doubly ionized serine molecules are investigated and compared with those of cysteine. The main motivation for the study is to investigate if an atomic substitution within the same group of elements, namely replacing sulfur (in cysteine) with oxygen (in serine), causes a major change in the C 1s core ionization induced(More)
The electronic structure and photofragmentation in outer and inner valence regions of Se(n) (n ≤ 8) clusters produced by direct vacuum evaporation have been studied with size-selective photoelectron-photoion coincidence technique by using vacuum-ultraviolet synchrotron radiation. The experimental ionization potentials of these clusters were extracted from(More)
We present here the photofragmentation patterns of doubly ionized 4(5)-nitroimidazole and 1-methyl-5-nitroimidazole. The doubly ionized state was created by core ionizing the C 1s orbitals of the samples, rapidly followed by Auger decay. Due to the recent development of nitroimidazole-based radiosensitizing drugs, core ionization was selected as it(More)
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