Multiple dumbbell structures of vanadium-C60 clusters

Atsushi Nakajima, Satoshi Nagao, Hiroaki Takeda, Tsuyoshi Kurikawa, Koji Kaya

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Vanadium (V)-C60 mixed clusters were produced by two laser vaporization methods. In the mass spectra of cationic Vn(C60)m+, the abundant clusters were produced at the composition of (n,m) = (1,1), (1,2) (2,3), (3-4,4), and (5,5). This pattern is explicable in terms of a multiple dumbbell structure V atom and C60 are alternatively piled up. The ionization energy and the reactivity of the dumbbell clusters toward O2 and CO show V1(C60)2 takes a structure of V16 -C60)2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6491-6494
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Oct 22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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