Radiative cooling of fullerenes

K. Hansen, E. E.B. Campbell

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We have measured the metastable fragmentation of fullerene ions in molecular beams. The rates are significantly smaller than the evaporative ensemble prediction, consistent with an alternative cooling mechanism through emission of electromagnetic radiation. Modeling the competition between radiative and evaporative cooling yields information about the evaporative activation energy and emissivity of the carbon clusters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5012-5018
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number13
StatePublished - 1996


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