U.S. Department of Energy


Date of this Version



Physical Review Letters 105, 213001 (2010); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.213001


Experimental evidence is presented for confinement resonances associated with photoabsorption by a Xe atom in a C60 cage. The giant 4d resonance in photoionization of Xe is predicted to be redistributed into four components due to multipath interference of photoelectron waves reflected by the cage. The measurements were made in the photon energy range 60–150 eV by merging a beam of synchrotron radiation with a mass/charge selected Xe@C+60 ion beam. The phenomenon was observed in the Xe@C3+58 product ion channel.