Regular Article - Molecular Physics and Chemical Physics
A cluster source for photoelectron spectroscopy in VUV and X-ray ranges
Synchrotron SOLEIL, L’Orme des Merisiers, St Aubin, BP 48, 91192, Gif sur Yvette Cedex, France
2 Normandie Univ, ENSICAEN, UNICAEN, CEA, CNRS, CIMAP, 14000, Caen, France
Accepted: 12 March 2021
Published online: 6 April 2021
A detailed description of a custom-made gas aggregation cluster source is given as well as of its coupling to permanent molecular beam end-stations of the beamlines DESIRS and PLEIADES at the French national facility synchrotron SOLEIL. Using (hydrated) hypoxanthine clusters as a case study, the production of clusters with different source parameters is discussed based on Vacuum Ultra-Violet (VUV) mass spectrometry. The ability of the cluster source to perform photoelectron spectroscopy is illustrated by photoelectron spectra obtained for valence and core shells.
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