Growing fullerenes from seed: Growth transformations of fullerene polyhedra

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

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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
Issue number4-6
StatePublished - Sep 20 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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