Hydrogenated carbon clusters produced by highly charged ion impact on solid C-84

T Schlatholter*, MW Newman, TR Niedermayr, GA Machicoane, JW McDonald, T Schenkel, R Hoekstra, AV Hamza

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The emission of small (hydrogenated) carbon cluster ions: CnHm+ (n = 2-22) upon highly charged Xeq+ (q = 20- 14) impact on C-84 surfaces is studied by means of time-of-flight secundary ion mass spectrometry. The respective stage of hydrogenation/protonation of a certain carbon cluster ion C-n(+) is a strong indication for its geometrical structure. From the cluster ion yield as a function of cluster size it can be concluded, that the hydrogenation takes place after the initial carbon cluster formation. The carbon clusters seem to be emitted as art entity in agreement with "equilibrium" and "shock wave" models.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)323-327
Aantal pagina's5
TijdschriftEuropean Physical Journal D
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
StatusPublished - nov-2000

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