%0 Journal Article
%A Albert A. Viggiano and Jeffrey F. Friedman and Nicholas S. Shuman and Thomas M. Miller and Linda C. Schaffer and Juergen Troe
%T Experimental and modeling study of thermal rate coefficients and cross sections for electron attachment to C-60
%D 2010
%I Amer Inst Physics
%X Thermal electron attachment to C-60 has been studied by relative rate measurements in a flowing afterglow Langmuir probe apparatus. The rate coefficients of the attachment k(1) are shown to be close to 10(-6) cm(3) s(-1) with a small negative temperature coefficient. These results supersede measurements from the 1990s which led to much smaller values of k(1) with a large positive temperature coefficient suggesting an activation barrier. Theoretical modeling of k(1) in terms of generalized Vogt-Wannier capture theory shows that k(1) now looks more consistent with measurements of absolute attachment cross sections sigma(at) than before. The comparison of capture theory and experimental rate or cross section data leads to empirical correction factors, accounting for "intramolecular vibrational relaxation" or "electron-phonon coupling," which reduce k(1) below the capture results and which, on a partial wave-selected level, decrease with increasing electron energy. (C) 2010 American Institute of Physics. [doi:10.1063/1.3427530]
%R doi:10.1063/1.3427530