Giant enhancement in low energy photoemission of Ar confined in C60

Mohamed Madjet, Himadri S. Chakraborty, Steven T. Manson

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Considering an Ar atom endohedrally sequestered in C60, a phenomenal increase in the photoionization cross section of the confined atom through the dominant outer 3p channel is predicted. The effect occurs owing to a powerful dynamical coherent interchannel coupling between the atomic and the cage ionization channels which redirects the bulk of oscillator strength from the giant surface plasmon to the atomic ionization.

Original languageEnglish
Article number243003
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes


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