Simple estimate of electron-phonon coupling in small fullerenes

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Simple scaling arguments show how contributions to the electron-phonon coupling strength vary with the number of atoms in a carbon fullerene. Smaller fullerenes have higher curvature, which yields larger electron-phonon coupling. The enhancement in coupling is inversely proportional to the number of atoms in the fullerene molecule. Recent ab initio theoretical results on (Formula presented) fit well within this simple model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-101
Number of pages2
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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