In a recent study on Oq+ (1 less than or equal to q less than or equal to 7) collisions with C-60, We presented fragmentation patterns dominated by electron capture processes. We now investigate the remaining important interaction mechanisms: electronic excitation due to ion-electron interactions and vibrational excitation due to ion-nucleus interactions as well as the possible electronic-vibrational coupling. Using Heq+ (q = 1, 2) projectiles we observed a decrease of evaporation peaks (ascribed to vibrational excitation) with increasing collision energy (2 keV * q less than or equal to E-kin less than or equal to 100 keV * q) and an increase of small fragments C-n(+) as well as parent ions C-60(q+) (attributed to electronic excitation). The additional potential energy carried by He2+ (with respect to He+) was found to cause an extra fragmentation and ionization respectively in the low and high projectile energy regimes.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
|Event||IX International Conference on Physics of Highly Charged Ions - , Germany|
Duration: 9-Sep-1998 → 14-Sep-1998
- HIGHLY-CHARGED IONS