Excitation of Rydberg Series in C60

M. Boyle, K. Hoffmann, C. P. Schulz, I. V. Hertel, R. D. Levine, E. E.B. Campbell

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Rydberg series of C60 are reported for the first time. The Rydberg states are seen in photoelectron spectra using ultrashort pulsed-laser excitation, where the excited states formed are ionized with one further photon from the same laser pulse. The structure is observed for pulse durations as short as 100 fs with indications of residual structure for even shorter pulse excitation. The production mechanism is discussed and the Rydberg states are modeled by analytically solving the Schrödinger equation with a simple jelliumlike potential for C60.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273401-273401-4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number27
StatePublished - 31 Dec 2001


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