Photoionization of Endohedrals with Account of Fullerenes Polarization

  • M.Ya. AmusiaEmail author
  • L.V. Chernysheva


We have calculated photoionization cross-section of endohedral atoms A@CN. We took into account the polarizability of the fullerene electron shell CN that modifies the incoming photon beam and the one-electron wave functions of the caged atom A. We employ simplified versions of both static and dynamic polarization. The properly modified one-electron wave functions became a starting point of the account of the multi-electron correlations in the frame of the random phase approximation with exchange. We treat atomic and fullerenes polarization that act upon photoelectron similarly, substituting them by static polarization potential. The photon beam polarizes the fullerene. This effect is accounted for introducing a polarization factor. As concrete objects, we have considered Ar and Xe atoms inside fullerene C60. Inclusion of polarization prominently increases the photoionization cross-section mainly close to the threshold.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Racah Institute of Physicsthe Hebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.A. F. Ioffe Physical-Technical InstituteSt. PetersburgRussia

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