Abstract

A method for evaluating the energy stability of carbon nanoclusters is proposed. The stabilities of the nanoclusters with different structures, such as diamond and graphite, tubulenes and graphite, are compared. Two series of stable clusters with new structures, namely, alm-ene and alm-ine, are derived. A comparison is performed for small graphite clusters containing boron atoms that play a significant role in the reaction of fullerene formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)963-966
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics of the Solid State
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2001

Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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