Journal Article Photoelectron diffraction from laser-aligned molecules with X-ray free-electron laser pulses

Nakajima, Kyo  ,  Teramoto, Takahiro  ,  Akagi, Hiroshi  ,  Fujikawa, Takashi  ,  Majima, Takuya  ,  Minemoto, Shinichirou  ,  Ogawa, Kanade  ,  Sakai, Hirofumi  ,  Togashi, Tadashi  ,  Tono, Kensuke  ,  Tsuru, Shota  ,  Wada, Ken  ,  Yabashi, Makina  ,  Yagishita, Akira

52015-09-15 , Nature Publishing Group
We report on the measurement of deep inner-shell 2p X-ray photoelectron diffraction (XPD) patterns from laser-aligned I 2 molecules using X-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) pulses. The XPD patterns of the I 2 molecules, aligned parallel to the polarization vector of the XFEL, were well matched with our theoretical calculations. Further, we propose a criterion for applying our molecular-structure-determination methodology to the experimental XPD data. In turn, we have demonstrated that this approach is a significant step toward the time-resolved imaging of molecular structures.

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