Thermionic emission from the fullerenes

E. E.B. Campbell, G. Ulmer, I. V. Hertel

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Delayed ionisation of the fullerenes is reported over a timescale of up to 16 μs and compared to the Klots' model for thermionic emission [1]. The laser fluence dependence of the observed time constants for ionisation and the measured dependence on cluster size are in good agreement with model predictions giving strong evidence for the thermionic nature of the ionisation process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-85
Number of pages5
JournalZeitschrift für Physik D Atoms, Molecules and Clusters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1992


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