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|Title:||Ultrafast x-ray scattering of xenon nanoparticles: imaging transient states of matter|
Castro, A. R. B. de
Schneider, J. R.
|Abstract:||Femtosecond x-ray laser flashes with power densities of up to 10(14) W/cm(2) at 13.7 nm wavelength were scattered by single xenon clusters in the gas phase. Similar to light scattering from atmospheric microparticles, the x-ray diffraction patterns carry information about the optical constants of the objects. However, the high flux of the x-ray laser induces severe transient changes of the electronic configuration, resulting in a tenfold increase of absorption in the developing nanoplasma. The modification in opaqueness can be correlated to strong atomic charging of the particle leading to excitation of Xe4+. It is shown that single-shot single-particle scattering on femtosecond time scales yields insight into ultrafast processes in highly excited systems where conventional spectroscopy techniques are inherently blind.|
Raios X - Difração
|Editor:||American Physical Society|
|Citation:||Physical Review Letters. Amer Physical Soc, v. 108, n. 9, 2012.|
|Appears in Collections:||IFGW - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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