Attosecond time delay in the photoionization of Mn in the region of the 3p → 3d giant resonance

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© 2015 American Physical Society. Initial insight into time delay in Mn photoionization in the region of the 3p →, 3d giant autoionization resonance is gained in the framework of the "spin-polarized" random-phase approximation with exchange. The dramatic effect of the giant autoionization resonance on the time delay of photoemission from the 3d and 4s valence subshells of the Mn atom is unraveled. Strong sensitivity of the time delay of the 4s photoemission to the final-state term of the ion remainder [Mn+(4s1,5S) vs Mn+(4s1,7S)] is discovered. It is shown that photoionization time delay in the autoionizing resonance region is explicitly associated with the resonance lifetime, which can thus be directly measured in attosecond time-delay experiments. Similar features are expected to emerge in photoionization time delays of other transition-metal and rare-earth atoms with half-filled subshells that possess giant autoionization resonances as well.

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Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

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