Collective electron excitations in fullerenes and metalic clusters

Andrey Solovyov, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt

The suggested talk gives a comprehensive survey of physics phenomena manifesting themselves in electronic and photonic collisions involving atomic clusters and fullerenes. The main emphasis is made on electron scattering, photoabsorption and photoionization of fullerenes and metal clusters, however, results are applicable to some other types of clusters as well. Review addresses both theoretical and experimental aspects of electronic and photonic-cluster collisions.