Circular Dichroism in electron emission of (partly) oriented chiral molecules upon single photon absorption

Dr. Markus Schöffler

The goal of this project is to gain a deeper understanding of circular dichroism in the emission of electrons upon the absorption of a single photon. At first we study how systematical changes in the molecular potential affect the scattering of the directly released photoelectron and therefore the ability to shift electron flux in the forward/backward direction, which is well-known as photoelectron circular dichroism. In the next step, we aim for a circular dichroism effect in the emission of fast Auger electrons, released either after resonant or non-resonant photon absorption. The third series of experiments focusses on the question how the photon’s helicity is shared among several emitted electrons (as Auger- and photoelectrons).