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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