Ultraintense x-ray induced ionization, dissociation, and frustrated absorption in molecular nitrogen

M. Hoener, L. Fang, O. Kornilov, O. Gessner, S. T. Pratt, M. Gühr, E. P. Kanter, C. Blaga, C. Bostedt, J. D. Bozek, P. H. Bucksbaum, C. Buth, M. Chen, R. Coffee, J. Cryan, L. Dimauro, M. Glownia, E. Hosler, E. Kukk, S. R. LeoneB. McFarland, M. Messerschmidt, B. Murphy, V. Petrovic, D. Rolles, N. Berrah

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

148 Scopus citations

Abstract

Sequential multiple photoionization of the prototypical molecule N2 is studied with femtosecond time resolution using the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS). A detailed picture of intense x-ray induced ionization and dissociation dynamics is revealed, including a molecular mechanism of frustrated absorption that suppresses the formation of high charge states at short pulse durations. The inverse scaling of the average target charge state with x-ray peak brightness has possible implications for single-pulse imaging applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number253002
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume104
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 23 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Ultraintense x-ray induced ionization, dissociation, and frustrated absorption in molecular nitrogen'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Hoener, M., Fang, L., Kornilov, O., Gessner, O., Pratt, S. T., Gühr, M., Kanter, E. P., Blaga, C., Bostedt, C., Bozek, J. D., Bucksbaum, P. H., Buth, C., Chen, M., Coffee, R., Cryan, J., Dimauro, L., Glownia, M., Hosler, E., Kukk, E., ... Berrah, N. (2010). Ultraintense x-ray induced ionization, dissociation, and frustrated absorption in molecular nitrogen. Physical Review Letters, 104(25), [253002]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.253002