Detection of black-body radiation from laser-desorbed C60

R. Mitzner, E. E.B. Campbell

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The optical emission spectrum of laser-desorbed C60 has been investigated as a function of laser fluence for desorption with a KrF excimer laser (pulse length 20 ns). The observed spectra show close similarities to black-body radiation and can be fitted with the Planck black-body formula, thus giving information on the temperature of the fullerene beam. The temperatures of approximately 3000 K which are obtained are in good qualitative agreement with previous, indirect temperature estimates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)759-763
Number of pages5
JournalSurface Review and Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1996


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