Auger decay in dispersing and absorbing environments

Franz, J., Bennett, R. and Buhmann, S. Y. (2021) Auger decay in dispersing and absorbing environments. Physical Review A, 104(1), 013103. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.104.013103)

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Abstract

We develop a quantum-optical description of Auger decay, which is an ultrafast, high-energy autoionization process, on the basis of macroscopic quantum electrodynamics. One consequence of this perspective is a simple analytical formula for the free-space Auger rate which we compare with available rates of the F-like isoelectronic sequence. More importantly, the formalism enables us to study the Auger decay in different dispersing and absorbing environments. We show that in contrast to common assumptions the Auger rate can be influenced by an environment, presenting two simple examples, namely a dielectric surface and a surrounding bulk medium.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was supported by German Research Foundation (DFG) Grants No. BU 1803/3-1 and No. GRK 2079/1.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bennett, Dr Robert
Authors: Franz, J., Bennett, R., and Buhmann, S. Y.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Research Group:Quantum Theory
Journal Name:Physical Review A
Journal Abbr.:Phys. Rev. A
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:2469-9926
ISSN (Online):2469-9934
Published Online:02 July 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 American Physical Society
First Published:First published in Physical Review A 104(1): 013103
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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