Coulomb explosion imaging of small organic molecules at LCLS

Benjamin Erk, Artem Rudenko, Daniel Rolles, Benedikt Rudek, Lutz Foucar, Sascha W Epp, Max Cryle, Ilme Schlichting, Christoph Bostedt, Sebastian Schorb, John D Bozek, Arnaud Rouzee, Axel Hundertmark, Tatiana Marchenko, Mark Simon, Frank Filsinger, Lauge Christensen, Shankar Ganesh, Sebastian Trippel, Shinichi WadaKiyoshi Ueda, Claus Dieter Schroeter, Joachim Ullrich

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Fragmentation of small organic molecules by intense few-femtosecond X-ray free-electron laser pulses has been studied using Coulomb explosion imaging. By measuring kinetic energies and emission angles of the ionic fragments in coincidence, we disentangle different fragmentation pathways, for certain cases can reconstruct molecular geometry at the moment of explosion, and show how it depends on LCLS pulse duration.

Original languageEnglish
Article number022108
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue numberPART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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