Radiation-Induced Chemical Dynamics in Ar Clusters Exposed to Strong X-Ray Pulses.

@article{Kumagai2018RadiationInducedCD,
  title={Radiation-Induced Chemical Dynamics in Ar Clusters Exposed to Strong X-Ray Pulses.},
  author={Yoshiaki Kumagai and Zolt{\'a}n Jurek and Weiqing Xu and Hironobu Fukuzawa and Koji Motomura and Denys Iablonskyi and Kiyonobu Nagaya and Shin-ichi Wada and Subhendu Mondal and Tetsuya Tachibana and Yuta Ito and Tsukasa Sakai and Kenji Matsunami and Toshiyuki Nishiyama and Takayuki Umemoto and Christophe Nicolas and C Miron and Tadashi Togashi and Kanade Ogawa and Shigeki Owada and Kensuke Tono and Makina Yabashi and Sang-Kil Son and Beata Ziaja and Robin Santra and Kiyoshi Ueda},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2018},
  volume={120 22},
  pages={
          223201
        }
}
We show that electron and ion spectroscopy reveals the details of the oligomer formation in Ar clusters exposed to an x-ray free electron laser (XFEL) pulse, i.e., chemical dynamics triggered by x rays. With guidance from a dedicated molecular dynamics simulation tool, we find that van der Waals bonding, the oligomer formation mechanism, and charge transfer… CONTINUE READING