Collision energy dependence of molecular fusion and fragmentation in C60+ + C60 collisions

Frank Rohmund, Eleanor E.B. Campbell, Olaf Knospe, Gotthard Seifert, Rüdiger Schmidt

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Abstract

Interactions between systems with a large but finite number of degrees of freedom play an important role in many branches of physics ranging from nuclear collisions to collisions between galaxies. We report the first experimental collision energy dependence of the fusion cross section for atomic cluster-cluster collisions and compare the results with quantum molecular dynamics calculations and a phenomenological fusion model. In addition, we discuss the similarities and differences to nuclear heavy ion collisions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3289-3292
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume76
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - 29 Apr 1996

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