The frequency factor in statistical fullerene decay

K. Hansen, E. E.B. Campbell, O. Echt

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Experiments on fullerene decay are reviewed and the frequency factor for C2 emission is extracted. The value is also calculated theoretically. Inclusion of a number of previously disregarded degrees of freedom for the products increase the theoretical estimate for C60 to above 1020 s-1, in good agreement with experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-95
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Mass Spectrometry
Issue number2
StatePublished - 15 May 2006

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Funding Information:
This work has been supported by VR and EU via with Research and Training Network HPRN-CT-2000-00026. Many valuable discussions on the subject and comments on the manuscript by J.U. Andersen are gratefully acknowledged.


  • Fullerene
  • Unimolecular decay


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