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Structural dynamics of carbon- and metal- containing carbon clusters
Author(s): David E. Clemmer; Martin F. Jarrold
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Paper Abstract

A summary of recent studies of the geometries and structural dynamics of pure carbon and metal containing carbon clusters is given. For pure carbon clusters the bicyclic and polycyclic rings can be converted into either monocyclic rings or fullerenes. Formation of the monocyclic rings is driven by a decrease in the strain energy, while fullerene formation is driven by formation of the stable fullerene cage. Mechanisms which explain the formation of bicyclic and polycyclic rings, as well as the conversion of these into monocyclic rings and fullerenes are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2124, Laser Techniques for State-Selected and State-to-State Chemistry II, (17 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.178114
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David E. Clemmer, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Martin F. Jarrold, Northwestern Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2124:
Laser Techniques for State-Selected and State-to-State Chemistry II
John W. Hepburn, Editor(s)

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