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Carbon atoms catalyse fullerene growth

Eggen, BR, Heggie, MI, Jungnickel, G, Latham, CD, Jones, R and Briddon, PR (1997) Carbon atoms catalyse fullerene growth Fullerene Science and Technology, 5 (4). pp. 727-745.

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The fullerene road to C6o must proceed through isomers which do not obey the Isolated Pentagon Rule (IPR). Stone Wales (SW) transformations are required to redistribute the pentagons to obtain the almost exclusively observed IPR icosa-hedral C60. We find a very high barrier for these transformations (over 6 eV), which make their occurrence rare during the annealing phase of C60 formation. Earlier we reported that the presence of a loosely bound single carbon atom reduces this barrier to 3.9 eV, making frequent pentagon rearrangements possible.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Eggen, BR
Jungnickel, G
Jones, R
Briddon, PR
Date : June 1997
DOI : 10.1080/15363839708012228
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:37
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 22:33

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