ABSTRACT: Benzene and fluorobenzene molecules were multiply ionized through Auger decay following from the C 1s or the F 1s photoionization and their subsequent dissociations were studied utilizing position-sensitive time-of-flight measurements. The angular correlation between the momenta of (H(+)-H(+)) and (H(+)-F(+)) fragment ions derived from the multiply ionized benzene or fluorobenzene clearly reflects the hexagonal structure of the parent molecules, though the dissociations are not described by the simple Coulomb explosion model. Also, analysis on the planarity between the momentum of H(+), C(+), and F(+) reveals that these three ions are emitted almost in a single plane.
The Journal of chemical physics 09/2009; 131(11):114309. · 3.09 Impact Factor