Breathing-trap mechanism for encapsulation of atomic hydrogen in C60
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Our density-functional-based simulations demonstrate that atomic hydrogen can be encapsulated in C60 via collisions of either H or H 2 with a C60 molecule whose breathing mode has been properly excited by an optimized femtosecond-scale laser pulse. The basic mechanism is a 'breathing trap', with the C60 first expanding, to admit the H, and then contracting, to contain it. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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Long, Z., Zhou, X., Cai, H., Chen, C., Miao, L., & Allen, R. E.