Building Carbon Bridges on and between Fullerenes in Helium Nanodroplets

@inproceedings{Krasnokutski2016BuildingCB,
  title={Building Carbon Bridges on and between Fullerenes
in Helium Nanodroplets},
  author={Serge A. Krasnokutski and Martin Kuhn and Alexander Kaiser and Andreas Mauracher and Michael Renzler and Diethard Kurt Bohme and Paul Scheier},
  booktitle={The journal of physical chemistry letters},
  year={2016}
}
We report the observation of sequential encounters of fullerenes with C atoms in an extremely cold environment. Experiments were performed with helium droplets at 0.37 K doped with C60 molecules and C atoms derived from a novel, pure source of C atoms. Very high-resolution mass spectra revealed the formation of carbenes of the type C60(C:)n with n up to 6… CONTINUE READING