High-resolution electron energy-loss spectra of solid c60

Ryuichi Kuzuo, Masami Terauchi, Michiyoshi Tanaka, Yahachi Saito, Hisanori Shinohara

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High-resolution electron energy-loss spectra were obtained from solid C60. Two bulk plasmon peaks were observed at 6.4 eV and 25.5 eV. Eleven fine features due to single electron excitations were observed as shoulders of the two plasmon peaks at 2.1, 2.8, 3.7, 5.1, 6.1, 7.5, 9.5, 10.7, 15, 18 and 20 eV. The ‘Einsatz’ point at 1.4 eV in the imaginary part s2 of the dielectric function, which was obtained by Kramers-Kronig analysis of the spectra, may be due to the interband transition (band gap) between the highest occupied electronic state and the lowest unoccupied state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L1817-L 1818
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number10B
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Oct


  • Bulk plasmon
  • EELS
  • Interband transition
  • Solid C60

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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