Using photoelectron spectroscopy to unravel the excited-state dynamics of benzene

Graham Worth, RE Carley, HH Fielding

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Experimental and calculated spectra are presented for the two-photon ionisation of benzene via the S-1(B-2u)) excited-state. The experimental spectra are produced using a femtosecond pump-probe set-up with the signal captured by photoelectron imaging. The calculations use wavepacket dynamics simulations using a simple model Hamiltonian to represent the benzene molecule interacting with the laser pulses, which are included explicitly. Comparison of the two sets of spectra help to untangle the presence of different processes. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-227
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Physics
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sept 2007


  • wavepacket dynamics
  • benzene photochemistry
  • time-resolved photoelectron spectrum


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