Features of processes of molecules clasterization during laser ablation

Atom physics and physics of clusters and nanostructures

The paper is devoted to investigation of interaction of pulse laser radiation with solid fullerene samples using time-of-flight mass-spectroscopy. The analysis of time dependences of cluster distributions of fullerene ions during an initial stage of expansion of an ablative torch, has allowed to explain the formation mechanism of fullerene clusterization in laser evaporation.