Production of C60 plasma

N. Sato, T. Mieno, T. Hirata, Y. Yagi, R. Hatakeyama, S. Iizuka

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An ultrafine-particle plasma consisting of electrons, positive K + ions, and large negative C60- ions is produced by introducing "Buckminsterfullerene, C60" particles into a low-temperature (≃0.2 eV) potassium plasma column confined by a strong axial magnetic field. With an increase in the C60 - fraction, the electron shielding decreases, yielding clear effects on plasma collective phenomena, which are demonstrated for low-frequency electrostatic plasma-wave propagations and instabilities. This plasma might be useful for producing new C60-based materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3480-3484
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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