Energetics of fullerene clusters

Slava V. Rotkin, Robert A. Suris

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A new phenomenological model for calculation of formation energy of carbon nano-clusters of definite shape is proposed. The model uses only three energetic parameters: two first, Ec and ε5, being determined from comparison with experimental data, results of computer simulation for various carbon nano clusters, and the last one is dangling bond energy, Eb. Energies of formation of carbon clusters shaped as cylinder, sphere, icosahedral polyhedra, capsule, were calculated in frame of unified phenomenological approach, which allows to judge relative energetical stability of these clusters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-180
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Apr 13 1998Apr 16 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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