Isotope effects on the Raman spectrum of buckminsterfullerene, C60

Jie Ren, John B. Page, Jose Menendez

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The Raman spectrum of C60 was calculated for molecular samples containing carbon isotopes with natural abundance. The results confirm experimental results indicating that isotopic perturbations are not an important source of silent-mode Raman activity. Detailed predictions for the Raman spectrum of C60 in gas phases or isolating matrices are presented. The accuracy of the theoretical calculations was maximized by using experimental vibrational wavenumbers and bond polarizability parameters fitted to experimental data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)380-387
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Raman Spectroscopy
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2003


  • Bond polarizability
  • Buckminsterfullerene
  • C
  • Isotope effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Spectroscopy


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