Clusters of C60 are held together in some way by binary solutions of methanol/water in a 50% solution.
Two expts. are initially planned this term:
Tune the HeNe light to be under the saturation limit of the PMT by divergent lens/neutral density filter/pinhole, etc. Observe signal on DSO.
2. Apply results to the meta-stable C60 clusters. Titrate the C60 system to a pH near 4, use photolysis of NBA without a dye indicator to initiate disassembly of the clusters. Measure the transient signal at an appropriate wavelength to catch the mauve-to-tan color expected. The lifetime of this transition is expected to be in the ms range.