RIKEN Atomic Physics Lab Seminar

December 2001

"Endohedral Secrets"

Hans A. Schuessler (Dept. of Phys., Texas A&M University, U.S.A.)

Time/Date: 10:30 am, Tuesday, December 4 2001

Place: Meeting Room 624-626 at 6th Floor RIKEN Main Building


Endohedral fullerenes received much attention in the past years. One of the reasons behind this interest is the unique structure of these compounds. Carbon atoms form a cage, or a wrapper around the enclosed atom, insulating it from the environment and at the same time modifying its properties. The characteristics of this remarkable new interaction are of fundamental interest. It is believed that endohedral fullerene compounds after having been adequately well studied, will provide plenty of applications ----- from studying resonance interactions between atoms and natural nanostructures to superconducting materials and biological markers.

The area of our expertise - laser spectroscopy and ion trapping - allows us to contribute to the studies of endohedral fullerenes in a unique way. In particular, I will report on our ongoing laser spectroscopy studies of ionized endohedral fullerenes molecules stored in an ion trap

"Direct observation of space resolved charge state distribution of fast ions inside matter"

Frank B. Rosmej (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany)

1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001

Place: Meeting Room 624-626 on 6th Floor, RIKEN Main Building