Title

Hyperthermal collisions of atomic clusters and fullerenes

Abstract

Among the many directions that mass spectrometry of atomic clusters and fullerenes have taken, analysis of their collisions with atoms, molecules. or surfaces has been particularly successful. We will first review experimental and theoretical work pertaining to hyperthermal collisions of charged or neutral clusters, including the formation of endohedral fullerenes. We will then present experimental data on the unimolecular formation of C(60)divided by and C-58+ from collisionally excited C-60. Based on recently proposed rate coefficients for dissociation and ionization of C-60 and C-58. we derive the efficiency of energy transfer, from translational to vibrational modes, for inelastic C-60 + K+ collisions. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Department

Physics

Publication Date

4-15-2004

Journal Title

International Journal of Mass Spectrometry

Publisher

ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/j.ijms.2003.11.019

Document Type

Article

Rights

© 2004 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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