The interactions of high-energy, highly-charged ions with fullerenes

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In 1985, Robert Curl and Richard Smalley discovered a new form of carbon, the fullerene, C{sub 60}, which consists of 60 carbon atoms in a closed cage resembling a soccer ball. In 1990, Kritschmer et al. were able to make macroscopic quantities of fullerenes. This has generated intense activity to study the properties of fullerenes. One area of research involves collisions between fullerenes and atoms, ions or electrons. In this paper we describe experiments involving interactions between fullerenes and highly charged ions in which the center-of-mass energies exceed those used in other work by several orders of magnitude. The high ... continued below

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Ali, R.; Berry, H.G. & Cheng, S. March 1, 1996.

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In 1985, Robert Curl and Richard Smalley discovered a new form of carbon, the fullerene, C{sub 60}, which consists of 60 carbon atoms in a closed cage resembling a soccer ball. In 1990, Kritschmer et al. were able to make macroscopic quantities of fullerenes. This has generated intense activity to study the properties of fullerenes. One area of research involves collisions between fullerenes and atoms, ions or electrons. In this paper we describe experiments involving interactions between fullerenes and highly charged ions in which the center-of-mass energies exceed those used in other work by several orders of magnitude. The high values of projectile velocity and charge state result in excitation and decay processes differing significantly from those seen in studies 3 at lower energies. Our results are discussed in terms of theoretical models analogous to those used in nuclear physics and this provides an interesting demonstration of the unity of physics.

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  • 12. winter workshop on nuclear dynamics, Salt Lake City, UT (United States), 5-10 Feb 1996

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  • Other: DE96006906
  • Report No.: ANL/PHY/CP--89168
  • Report No.: CONF-960276--1
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 204222
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc670190

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Ali, R.; Berry, H.G. & Cheng, S. The interactions of high-energy, highly-charged ions with fullerenes, article, March 1, 1996; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc670190/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.