Molecular ions in cluster bombardment: What clues do the molecular dynamics simulations provide?

Barbara Jane Garrison

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Molecular dynamics simulations of C 60 bombardment of molecular solids suggest that there is a space-time divide between the fragmentation/ion creation process and the ejection of intact molecules via fluid flow physics. This space-time divide leads to the conclusion that molecular ions are preformed prior to ejection. Consequently, to increase the ion yield significantly, the sample must be altered to create more preformed ions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-136
Number of pages3
JournalSurface and Interface Analysis
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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