We report a joint experimental and theoretical study of circular dichroism in the valence photoelectron spectra of a free chiral molecule. The circular dichroism in photoelectron spectroscopy is measured at the magic angle for various valence states of Rs+d and Ss?d methyl-oxirane enantiomers in the vapor phase. The maximum dichroism measured is about 5310?2. Experimental and theoretical results are in agreement. The ab initio calculation employs a multicentric basis set of B-spline functions and a Kohn-Sham Hamiltonian.
Circular dichroism in photoelectron spectroscopy of free chiral molecules: Experiment and theory on methyl-oxirane / Turchini, S; Zema, N; Contini, G; Alberti, G; Alagia, M; Stranges, Stefano; Fronzoni, G; Stener, M; Decleva, P; Prosperi, T.. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW A. - ISSN 1050-2947. - STAMPA. - 70:(2004), p. 014502. [10.1103/PhysRevA.70.014502]