A Primer on Photoelectron Angular Distributions

  • Dan Dill
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (SPEPO, volume 18)


We consider here the angular distribution of electrons ejected by electric dipole interaction from randomly oriented atomic or molecular targets. This corresponds to the usual gas phase photo-ionization experiment. The angular distribution is restricted by Yang’s theorem [1] to the form
$$ \frac{{d\sigma }}{{d\Omega }} = \frac{\sigma }{{4\pi }}\left\{ {1 + \beta {P_{2}}\left( {\cos \Theta } \right)} \right\} $$


Angular Momentum Angular Distribution Asymmetry Parameter Integrate Cross Section Electric Vector 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan Dill
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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