First prediction of the direct effect of a confined atom on photoionization of the confining fullerene

Matthew A. McCune, Ruma De, Mohamed Madjet, Himadri S. Chakraborty

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We predict that the confined atom can qualitatively modify the energetic photoionization of some cage levels, even though these levels are of very dominant fullerene character. The effect imposes strong new oscillations in the cross sections which are forbidden to the ionization of empty fullerenes. Results are presented for the Ar@C60 endofullerene compound.

Original languageEnglish
Article number181001
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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