Endohedral incorporation of argon atoms into C60 by neutron irradiation

T. Braun, Henrik Rausch

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Abstract

It is demonstrated that by neutron irradiation of polycrystalline C60 in an argon atmosphere or of C60 crystals containing absorbed or adsorbed argon, a stable endohedral argon compound is formed. The concentration of argon has been determined by instrumental neutron activation analysis via the short-lived 41Ar isotope. It is supposed that the endohedral compound is formed by penetration of the argon atom into the C60 cages; a mechanism due to the high kinetic energy recoiling 41Ar atoms according to the 40Ar(n, γ)41Ar nuclear reaction seems the most plausible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-447
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume237
Issue number5-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 19 1995

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Endohedral incorporation of argon atoms into C60 by neutron irradiation. / Braun, T.; Rausch, Henrik.

In: Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 237, No. 5-6, 19.05.1995, p. 443-447.

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