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Optical absorption spectra and electronic states in C70 and higher fullerenes
Author(s): Kikuo Harigaya; Shuji Abe
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Paper Abstract

The optical excitations in C70 and higher fullerenes, including isomers of C76, C78, and C84, are theoretically investigated. We use a tight binding model with long-range Coulomb interactions, treated by the Hartree-Fock and configuration-interaction methods. We find that the optical excitation sin the energy region smaller than about 4eV have most of their amplitudes at the pentagons. The oscillator strengths of projected absorption almost accord with those of the total absorption. When the projection is performed on each pentagon and pentagon dimers, the resultant spectrum in the low energy region is quite different form that of the total absorption. The spectral shapes of the total absorption turned out to be determined mainly by the geometrical distributions of the pentagons in the fullerene structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2854, Fullerenes and Photonics III, (16 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.262989
Show Author Affiliations
Kikuo Harigaya, Electrotechnical Lab. (Japan)
Shuji Abe, Electrotechnical Lab. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2854:
Fullerenes and Photonics III
Zakya H. Kafafi, Editor(s)

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