ATI of complex systems: Ar and C60

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Above threshold ionization of two structurally different systems is presented namely a rare gas such as argon and the more complex C60 fullerene. We show that the ionization dynamics is different and is dominated by the presence of high-lying Rydberg states in Ar and low-lying bound states in C60. The study is based on a theoretical (solving the time dependent Schrödinger equation) and/or experimental (using measurements from a photoelectron imaging spectrometer) aspect.

Received: 20 December 2002, Published online: 24 April 2003


33.80.Rv Multiphoton ionization and excitation to highly excited states (e.g., Rydberg states) - 32.80.Fb Photoionization of atoms and ions - 36.40.-c Atomic and molecular clusters - 33.60.-q Photoelectron spectra - 61.48.+c Fullerenes and fullerene-related materials