Breathing-trap mechanism for encapsulation of atomic hydrogen in C60 Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

published proceedings

  • Chemical Physics Letters

altmetric score

  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Long, Z., Zhou, X., Cai, H., Chen, C., Miao, L., & Allen, R. E.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Long, Zhongqu||Zhou, Xiang||Cai, Hao||Chen, Chi||Miao, Ling||Allen, Roland E

publication date

  • September 2013