First prediction of inter-Coulombic decay of C60 inner vacancies through the continuum of confined atoms

Ruma De, Maia Magrakvelidze, Mohamed Madjet, Steven T. Manson, Himadri S. Chakraborty

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Considering the photoionization of Ar60 and Kr60 endofullerenes, the decay of 60 innershell excitations through the outershell continuum of the confined atom via the inter-Coulombic decay (ICD) pathway is detailed. Excitations to atom-60 hybrid states, when these states exist, can induce coherence between ICD and electron-transfer mediated decay (ETMD). This should be the dominant above-threshold decay process for a variety of confined systems, and the strength of these resonances is such that they should be amenable for study by photoelectron spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number11LT01
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2016



  • endofullerene
  • ETMD
  • hybridization
  • ICD
  • photoionization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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