Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 1994, Vol. 10 ›› Issue (02): 126-129.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB19940207

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The Role of Hydrogen Atoms in the Formation Hydrogenated Carbon Clusters

Zhang Nan, Yu Zhong-De, Feng Wan-Yong, Wu Xiao-Jun, Gao Zhen, Zhu Qi-He, Kong Fan-Ao   

  1. Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080
  • Received:1992-07-23 Revised:1992-12-11 Published:1994-02-15
  • Contact: Gao Zhen


Hydrogenated carbon cluster ions (C_nH~+_m) were produced by direct laser ablation of solid aromatic compounds and studied with a time-of flight mass spectrometer. In the low mass region (n=32-56), the hydrogenated carbon clusters were obtained with both even and odd carbon atom numbers, while in the high mass region (n>100), the hydrogenated ones were obtained with only even carbon atom number as well as the pure carbon clusters. A structuxal model combining aromatic group and fullerene-like cage for the low mass region and a model combining snail and cylinder types for the high mass region have been suggested.

Key words: Hydrogenated carbon cluster, Laser ablation, Time-of-filight mass spectrometer