Inelastic neutron scattering spectrum of the fullerene C60

Kosmas Prassides, T. John, S. Dennis, Jonathan P. Hare, John Tomkinson, Harold W. Kroto, Roger Taylor, David R.M. Walton

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The vibrational spectrum of C60 has been measured by inelastic neutron scattering at 20 K. All 14 infrared and Raman active vibrational modes can be identifeid together with many optically inactive and low-energy lattice modes. The spectrum extends smoothly to ≈ 200 MeV. Fairly good agreement with existing models of the vibrational properties of C60 is found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-458
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Dec 20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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