Formation of long-lived C60- ions in Rydberg atom-C60 collisions

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  • Studies of collisions between C60 and K(np) Rydberg atoms with 35 ≤ n ≤ 125 indicate that C60 can attach very-low-energy electrons to form long-lived C60- ions. The rate constant for negative ion formation is observed to be small, ≈ 10-8 cm3 s-1, and to be independent of n pointing to s-wave capture. Possible mechanisms for this are discussed, including the formation of image-charge-bound C60- ions. © 1995.
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  • Finch CD; Popple RA; Nordlander P; Dunning FB
  • Start Page

  • 345
  • End Page

  • 349
  • Volume

  • 244
  • Issue

  • 5-6