Inner-valence states of N$_2$$^+$ and the dissociation dynamics studied by threshold photoelectron spectroscopy and configuration interaction calculation
The N<SUB>2</SUB><SUP>+</SUP> states lying in the ionization region of 26-45 eV and the dissociation dynamics are investigated by high-resolution threshold photoelectron spectroscopy and threshold photoelectron-photoion coincidence spectroscopy. The threshold photoelectron spectrum exhibits several broad bands as well as sharp peaks. The band features are assigned to the N<SUB>2</SUB><SUP>+</SUP> states associated with the removal of an inner-valence electron, by a comparison with a configuration interaction calculation. In contrast, most of the sharp peaks on the threshold photoelectron spectrum are allocated to ionic Rydberg states converging to N<SUB>2</SUB><SUP>2+</SUP>. Dissociation products formed from the inner-valence N<SUB>2</SUB><SUP>+</SUP> states are determined by threshold photoelectron-photoion coincidence spectroscopy. The dissociation dynamics of the inner-valence ionic states is discussed with reference to the potential energy curves calculated.