Pair-ion plasma generation and fullerene-dimer formation

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Pair-ion plasmas, consisting of positive and negative ions with the equal mass, are generated using fullerene as an ion source and processes of electron-beam impact ionization, electron attachment, and radial diffusion of ions in an axial magnetic field. When a central and a hollow electron beam are injected into a gas of sublimated fullerene molecules, the pair-ion plasmas with almost no electrons are found to be generated in a periphery and a core region of the plasma column, respectively. A dumb-bell-shaped dimer of fullerene is directly produced in the plasma. This is a novel method of dimer formation without utilization of catalysts or non-allotropic fullerene derivatives. © 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.




Oohara, W., & Hatakeyama, R. (2003). Pair-ion plasma generation and fullerene-dimer formation. In Thin Solid Films (Vol. 435, pp. 280–284).

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