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Structures and stabilities of carbon cluster ions
Author(s): Gert von Helden; Ming-Teh Hsu; Paul R. Kemper; Michael T. Bowers
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Paper Abstract

A new method for identifying and characterizing cluster ion isomers is presented. Results indicate that most carbon clusters have more than one stable form, with 29 ≤ n ≤ 45 indicating 3 or 4 different structures. Fullerenes first appear at C30+ and begin to dominate above C45+. From small to large the isomeric progression is from linear to rings to fullerenes. Preliminary results on some theoretically calculated carbon cluster structures and their simulated mobilities are presented.

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Date Published: 14 May 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1636, Applied Spectroscopy in Materials Science II, (14 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59311
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Gert von Helden, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Ming-Teh Hsu, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Paul R. Kemper, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Michael T. Bowers, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1636:
Applied Spectroscopy in Materials Science II
William G. Golden, Editor(s)

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