Measured appearance energies of C+ n (3 ≤ n ≤ 10) fragment ions produced by electron impact on C60

D. Muigg, P. Scheier, K. Becker, T. D. Märk

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We have used mass spectrometric techniques to determine the appearance energies for the formation of small, singly charged C+n fragment ions (3 ≤ n ≤ 10) produced by controlled electron impact on C60 under single collision conditions. The measured appearance energies range from 79 eV (C+3) to 91 eV (C+10) and show, within the experimental error bar of ±5 eV, little variation with the cluster size. This result is distinctly different from the behaviour of the previously measured appearance energies for the large fragment ions C+58 to C+44 and indicates that the small fragment ions are the result of a different fragmentation pathway.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5193-5198
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 14 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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