TITLE

Natural frequencies of C60, C70, and C80 fullerenes

AUTHOR(S)
Sakhaee-Pour, A.; Vafai, A.
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;1/11/2010, Vol. 96 Issue 2, p021903
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This letter adopts an atomistic modeling approach to study free vibrational characteristics of C60, C70, and C80 fullerenes. In this regard, we use the molecular structural mechanics consisting of equivalent structural beams to calculate the nonzero natural frequencies. The simulation results indicate that the first natural frequency of the fullerene is in the order terahertz and decreases nonlinearly with respect to the number of the carbon atoms.
ACCESSION #
47587985

 

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