Photofragmentation of C60 in valence ionization

J. Kou, T. Mori, Y. Kubozono, K. Mitsuke

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    The yield curves for C60-2n+ (n = 1-3) produced by photoionization of C60 are measured in the hv range of 25-150 eV. The appearance energies increase with increasing n. Evaluation is made on the upper limits of the internal energies of the primary C60+ above which C60-2n+2+ fragments (n ≥ 1) cannot escape from further dissociating into C60-2n+ + C2. These limits agree well with the theoretical internal energies of C60 + corresponding to the threshold for the formation of C 60-2n+, on the assumption that the binding energies of C60-2n+2+ are equal to those proposed by Foltin et al. [M. Foltin, M. Lezius, P. Scheier, T.D. Märk, J. Chem. Phys. 98 (1993) 9624].

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)247-250
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005


    • Binding energies
    • C
    • Fullerene ions
    • Photofragmentation
    • RRKM model

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Radiation
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Spectroscopy
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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