Production of fullerene ions by combining of plasma sputtering with laser ablation.

Abstract

We have produced C60 ion beams by combining plasma sputtering and laser ablation. A C60 sample was placed in an electron cyclotron resonance type ion source, negatively biased and sputtered by argon plasma. The beam current of C60 (+) decreased rapidly, but it was transiently recovered by a single laser shot that ablates the thin sample surface on the sputtered area. Temporal variations in beam current are reported in response to laser shots repeated at intervals of a few minutes.

DOI: 10.1063/1.4828711

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@article{Yamada2014ProductionOF, title={Production of fullerene ions by combining of plasma sputtering with laser ablation.}, author={K Yamada and Youichi Saitoh and Watalu Yokota}, journal={The Review of scientific instruments}, year={2014}, volume={85 2}, pages={02A920} }