Internal energy dependence of the fragmentation patterns of C60 and C+60

E. E.B. Campbell, T. Raz, R. D. Levine

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The simplest statistical theory in which the mass spectral fragmentation pattern is governed by the mean energy is applied to fragmentation of C+60 and C60. The results are compared with experimental fragmentation spectra obtained in collisions between C+60 and atomic targets and in photoionisation/fragmentation investigations. Good qualitative agreement is found for the energy dependence of the fragmentation pattern. The appearance energies of the fragments and their temperatures are in excellent quantitative agreement with the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-267
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 3 May 1996

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We would like to thank Ingolf Hertel for his encouragemeonft this project.T he work was supported by the German-IsraeBl inational James Franckp rogrammaen dby the DeutscheFo rschungs-gemeinschatfhtr oughS FB 377 and contracnt umber Ca 127/2-2.


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