Title: Cluster-surface scattering in a reflectron collider : probing fullerenes by surface impact
Authors : Yeretzian, Chahan
Beck, Rainer D.
Whetten, Robert L.
Published in : International Journal of Mass Spectrometry and Ion Processes
Volume(Issue) : 135
Issue : 2-3
Pages : 79
Pages to: 118
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Elsevier
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Amsterdam
Issue Date: 11-Aug-1994
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Surface collsions; Fullerenes
Subject (DDC) : 540: Chemistry
Abstract: In this article, recent cluster-surface collision experiments are reviewed from the perspective of fullerene research. A detailed description of the method and the reflectron time-of-flight surface collider (reflectron collider), designed and built in Los Angeles, will be given first, to show how pulsed cluster-ion-beams are mass and energy selected, collided with specific surfaces and the various outcomes studied. In the second part, we outline several applications together with the scientific impact surface collision experiments have had on several fullerene-related research subjects. This includes impact-induced dissociation experiments, to probe stability and structural resilience, rebound velocity distributions from solid surfaces to reveal energetic and dynamic aspects of the scattering process, and rates of delayed electron emission from impact-heated fullerenes. Impact experiments also have turned out to be a useful tool to examine structural hypotheses as demonstrated on coalescence products from fullerene-fullerene reactions, fullerene derivatives and on metallo-fullerenes.
Departement: Life Sciences und Facility Management
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1016/0168-1176(94)04011-7
ISSN: 1387-3806
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/5465
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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