Icosahedra of icosahedra: The stability of (C60)13

Hansen, K.; Hohmann, H.; Müller, R.; Campbell, E. E. B.
October 1996
Journal of Chemical Physics;10/8/1996, Vol. 105 Issue 14, p6088
Academic Journal
The relative stability of clusters of fullerenes has been investigated. By heating the clusters before ionization we have obtained mass spectra where only the monomer and (C60)13 are present in significant amounts. An approximately 20% increase of the activation energy for evaporation of a monomer from (C60)13 compared to that from (C60)14 explains the experimental results. © 1996 American Institute of Physics.


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