Bond formation in C-59(+)-C-60 collisions
Number of Authors: 23
2014 (English)In: Journal of Physics, Conference Series, ISSN 1742-6588, E-ISSN 1742-6596, Vol. 488, 012028- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this work, we show that keV-ions are able to remove single carbon atoms from individual fullerenes in clusters of C-60 molecules. This very efficiently leads to the formation of exotic q dumbbell molecules through secondary C-59(+) - C-60 collisions within the fragmenting cluster. Such molecular fusion processes are inherently different from those induced by photons where only products with even numbers of carbon atoms are observed. Thus, ion collisions ignite unique and hitherto overlooked secondary reactions in small aggregates of matter. This relates to the question on how complex molecules may form in e.g. space.
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2014. Vol. 488, 012028- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-106617DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/488/1/012028ISI: 000338432500028OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-106617DiVA: diva2:737547
28th International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC), JUL 24-30, 2013, Lanzhou, PEOPLES R CHINA