Neutral carbon cluster distribution upon laser vaporization

K. Kaizu, M. Kohno, S. Suzuki, H. Shiromaru, T. Moriwaki, Y. Achiba

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The mass distribution of neutral carbon clusters generated by a laser vaporization of graphite in He was safely determined by a single photon (10.5 eV) ionization technique. The resulting mass distribution was surprisingly different from those reported in previous articles. It was found that the carbon clusters generated under a moderate laser fluence condition (0.1-1 J/cm2) consists of mostly even-numbered monocyclic rings with the cluster sizes of n = 10-18. The formation mechanism of such neutral carbon clusters upon laser irradiation is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9954-9956
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 1997
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Kaizu, K., Kohno, M., Suzuki, S., Shiromaru, H., Moriwaki, T., & Achiba, Y. (1997). Neutral carbon cluster distribution upon laser vaporization. Journal of Chemical Physics, 106(23), 9954-9956.