Title

Mass spectrometric study of K+ + C-60 collisions

Abstract

We report on formation of endohedral metallofullerenes by collision of K+ with C-60 in the gas phase. Preparation of potassium ion emitters in a home-built furnace that reaches temperatures in excess of 1800 degreesC, and their performance, are discussed in detail. From the absence of K@C-60(+) in the mass spectra we estimate that the threshold energy for insertion of K+ into C-60 amounts to about 48 eV (lab energy). (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Department

Physics

Publication Date

1-15-2003

Journal Title

International Journal of Mass Spectrometry

Publisher

ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/S1387-3806(02)00941-7

Document Type

Article

Rights

© 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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