Growing fullerenes from seed: Growth transformations of fullerene polyhedra

Gunnar Brinkmann, Dieter Franceus, Patrick W. Fowler, Jack E Graver

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Abstract

A cut-and-paste approach using a family of structurally similar 'growth patches' (pairs of non-isomorphic patches with the same boundary but containing different numbers of vertices) allows formal construction from a C24 seed of all fullerene isomers with up to at least 200 atoms. Algorithmic and chemical implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)386-393
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume428
Issue number4-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 20 2006

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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