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Article: Inner-shell and valence-shell electronic excitation of SF6, SeF6 and TeF6 by high energy electron impact: An investigation of potential barrier effects

TitleInner-shell and valence-shell electronic excitation of SF6, SeF6 and TeF6 by high energy electron impact: An investigation of potential barrier effects
Authors
Issue Date1990
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/chemphys
Citation
Chemical Physics, 1990, v. 140 n. 3, p. 439-472 How to Cite?
AbstractInner- and valence-shell electron energy loss spectra of gaseous SF6, SeF6 and TeF6 have been measured at high impact energy (2.0-3.7 keV) and zero degree scattering angle. The resulting inner-shell excitation spectra include F 1s, S 2s and 2p in SF6: F 1s, Se 3s, 3p and 3d in SeF6 and F 1s, Te 4s, 4p, 4d and 3d in TeF6. The results for each of these hexafluorides are interpreted, in the framework of the potential barrier model, as excitations to resonances involving a common manifold of virtual valence (inner-well) orbitals and also to Rydberg (outer-well) orbitals. The below-edge shape resonances in corresponding inner-shell excitation spectra of these hexafluorides show very similar variations in intensities in accord with expectations based on electric-dipole selection rules. This is an indication that these below-edge resonances in SeF6 and TeF6 are of the same symmetry as those in SF6 (i.e. a1g and t1u). The continuum (above-edge) shape resonances in SeF6 also show similar spectral behavior to those of SF6 and can be understood by including Se 4d and S 3d orbitals in the basis for the respective MO schemes. However, in TeF6 completely different spectral behavior is observed for the continuum resonances. In particular, there is a dramatic series of intense resonances observed above the Te 3d and 4d edges. The TeF6 spectrum can only be understood by extending the MO basis set to include the Te 4f orbitals which are even lower lying than the Te 5d orbitals. Therefore, these continuum resonances which are also seen in the F 1 s and Te 3p spectra of TeF6 are assigned to l=3 (f-type) continuum shape resonances due to involvement of the 4f orbitals rather than the l=2 (d-type) continuum resonances observed in SF6 and SeF6. This is the first reported observation of such f-type continuum shape resonances and such considerations will likely prove to be important in the understanding of near-edge spectra of heavy atom containing species. The VSEELS spectra which are very similar for the three hexafluorides also show significant continuum shape resonances. A consideration of both the ISEELS and the VSEELS spectra indicates that there is a weakening of the potential barrier in going through the series from SF6, SeF6 to TeF6. © 1990.
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dc.identifier.citationChemical Physics, 1990, v. 140 n. 3, p. 439-472en_US
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dc.description.abstractInner- and valence-shell electron energy loss spectra of gaseous SF6, SeF6 and TeF6 have been measured at high impact energy (2.0-3.7 keV) and zero degree scattering angle. The resulting inner-shell excitation spectra include F 1s, S 2s and 2p in SF6: F 1s, Se 3s, 3p and 3d in SeF6 and F 1s, Te 4s, 4p, 4d and 3d in TeF6. The results for each of these hexafluorides are interpreted, in the framework of the potential barrier model, as excitations to resonances involving a common manifold of virtual valence (inner-well) orbitals and also to Rydberg (outer-well) orbitals. The below-edge shape resonances in corresponding inner-shell excitation spectra of these hexafluorides show very similar variations in intensities in accord with expectations based on electric-dipole selection rules. This is an indication that these below-edge resonances in SeF6 and TeF6 are of the same symmetry as those in SF6 (i.e. a1g and t1u). The continuum (above-edge) shape resonances in SeF6 also show similar spectral behavior to those of SF6 and can be understood by including Se 4d and S 3d orbitals in the basis for the respective MO schemes. However, in TeF6 completely different spectral behavior is observed for the continuum resonances. In particular, there is a dramatic series of intense resonances observed above the Te 3d and 4d edges. The TeF6 spectrum can only be understood by extending the MO basis set to include the Te 4f orbitals which are even lower lying than the Te 5d orbitals. Therefore, these continuum resonances which are also seen in the F 1 s and Te 3p spectra of TeF6 are assigned to l=3 (f-type) continuum shape resonances due to involvement of the 4f orbitals rather than the l=2 (d-type) continuum resonances observed in SF6 and SeF6. This is the first reported observation of such f-type continuum shape resonances and such considerations will likely prove to be important in the understanding of near-edge spectra of heavy atom containing species. The VSEELS spectra which are very similar for the three hexafluorides also show significant continuum shape resonances. A consideration of both the ISEELS and the VSEELS spectra indicates that there is a weakening of the potential barrier in going through the series from SF6, SeF6 to TeF6. © 1990.en_US
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