The electronic friction experienced by a multiply charged ion interacting with the valence electrons of a single fullerene is an important aspect of the collision dynamics. It manifests itself in a considerable loss of projectile kinetic energy transferred to the target, resulting in excitation. The latter mainly leads to direct ionization and multifragmentation and can be recognized in specific patterns of the fragmentation spectra. These fingerprints can be used to quantify electronic stopping and to identify its typical properties as known from particle-solid interactions, such as the oscillation of the electronic stopping with the projectile atomic number Z. These essentially many-body effects can therefore be studied in a well-defined system of finite size.
|Tijdschrift||Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing|
|Nummer van het tijdschrift||3|
|Status||Published - mrt-2001|