Proposal for using C60 anions as propellants for ion engines

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Abstract

The use of C60 anions as propellants for an ion (micro)engine is proposed for the first time. The present proposal originates from both the experimental data so far accumulated by research chemists about the stability of fullerene anions in the gas-phase as well as on a series of molecular orbital calculations performed by the author on both singly and multiply charged C60 specie.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-428
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Volume318
Issue number4-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Nov 17

Keywords

  • C
  • Cold plasma
  • Fullerene anions
  • Ion engine
  • Ion propellants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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