Vacuum-ultraviolet plasma Frenkel excitons: Elementary excitations of polymerized fullerene

V. V. Rotkin, R. A. Suris

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The high-frequency excitations of the molecular insulator C60 are investigated theoretically. The model of a quantum well rolled into a sphere is used to calculate the dipole (multipole in the general case) modes of an individual C60 cluster. If the spectrum and oscillator strengths of the collective modes of an individual cluster are known, the microscopic continuum approach can be used to calculate the spectrum of delocalized excitations in a cluster crystal. Then the ordinary dielectric constant formalism permits calculation of the optical characteristics of the material in the vacuum ultraviolet region studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)839-841
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics of the Solid State
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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