Journal Article Simulation of molecular Auger spectra using a two-electron Dyson propagator

Hori, Yuta  ,  Nishida, M.  ,  Lim, F.H.  ,  Ida, Tomonori  ,  Mizuno, Motohiro

207pp.60 - 64 , 2016-02-01 , Elsevier B.V.
In order to simulate Auger electron spectra (AES), we propose the use of the two-electron Dyson propagator with the shifted denominator approximation (SD2). The double ionization potentials (DIPs) of molecules calculated using the SD2 method have shown good agreement with experimental data. This method can be used to calculate each DIP separately, and reducing the matrix dimensionality into that of only a two-hole configurations. We carried out AES simulations of water (H2O), ethylene (C2H4), and formaldehyde (H2CO) molecules and compared with the observed spectra. Furthermore Auger line shapes of glycine and hydrated glycine molecules were simulated, it found out that the peaks of nitrogen K-LL Auger were broadened due to hydration. From these results, we conclude that the SD2 method is very useful for the calculation of DIPs to investigate the properties of a double ionized molecule. © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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