Microscopie de fonction d’onde électronique

Abstract : This work of thesis aims to visualize, on a position sensitive detector, the spatial oscillations of slow electrons (~meV) emitted by a threshold photoionization in the presence of an external electric field. The interference figure obtained represents the square magnitude of electronic wavefunction. This fundamental work allows us to have access to the electronic dynamics and thus to highlight several quantum mechanisms that occur at the atomic scale (field Coulomb, electron/electron interaction..). Despite the presence an electronic core in Li atom, we have succeeded, experimentally and for the first time, to visualize the wave function associated with the quasi-discrete Stark states coupled to the ionization continuum. Besides, using simulations of wave packet propagation, based on the "Split-operator” method, we have conducted a comprehensive study of the H, Li and Cs atoms while revealing the significant effects of the Stark resonances. A very good agreement, on and off resonances, was obtained between simulated and experimental results. In addition, we have developed a generalized analytical model to understand deeply the function of VMI spectrometer. This model is based on the paraxial approximation; it is based on matrix optics calculation by making an analogy between the electronic trajectory and the light beam. An excellent agreement was obtained between the model predictions and the experimental results.
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Other. Université Claude Bernard - Lyon I, 2010. French. <NNT : 2010LYO10150>


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Mahdi Harb. Microscopie de fonction d’onde électronique. Other. Université Claude Bernard - Lyon I, 2010. French. <NNT : 2010LYO10150>. <tel-00720935>

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