Magic and hot giant fullerenes formed inside ion irradiated weakly bound C-60 clusters
2010 (English)In: JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, ISSN 0021-9606, Vol. 133, no 10, 104301- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We find that the most stable fullerene isomers, C-70-C-94, form efficiently in close-to central collisions between keV atomic ions and weakly bound clusters of more than 15 C-60-molecules. We observe extraordinarily high yields of C-70 and marked preferences for C-78 and C-84. Larger even-size carbon molecules, C-96-C-180, follow a smooth log-normal (statistical) intensity distribution. Measurements of kinetic energies indicate that C-70-C-94 mainly are formed by coalescence reactions between small carbon molecules and Coo, while C-n with n andgt;= 96 are due to self-assembly (of small molecules) and shrinking hot giant fullerenes.
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American Institute of Physics , 2010. Vol. 133, no 10, 104301- p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60701DOI: 10.1063/1.3479584ISI: 000282475400015OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-60701DiVA: diva2:359866
H Zettergren, H A B Johansson, H T Schmidt, Jens Jensen, P Hvelplund, S Tomita, Y Wang, F Martin, M Alcami, B Manil, L Maunoury, B A Huber and H Cederquist, Magic and hot giant fullerenes formed inside ion irradiated weakly bound C-60 clusters, 2010, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, (133), 10, 104301.
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