Time-resolved photoelectron angular distributions: Concepts, applications, and directions

Tamar Seideman*

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The use of photoelectron angular distributions (PADs) as a probe in short-pulse, pump-probe scenarios is reviewed. We focus on concepts, on the insight that can be gained through theoretical analysis, on applications, and on future opportunities. Time-resolved PADs are sensitive to both the time-evolving rotational composition of wavepackets and their time-evolving electronic symmetry. The former feature renders this observable a potential probe of molecular structure, intensity effects, and rotational perturbations. The latter feature renders the PAD a potential probe of radiationless transitions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-65
Number of pages25
JournalAnnual Review of Physical Chemistry
StatePublished - 2002


  • Angle-resolved photoionization
  • Femtochemistry
  • Photoelectron imaging
  • Radiationless transitions
  • Time-dependent alignment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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