Fullerenes and nanotubes with non-positive Gaussian curvature

Humberto Terrones, Mauricio Terrones Maldonado

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Abstract

Closed fullerenes and nanotubes exhibiting high topologies from genus 5 to genus 21 are proposed. These structures (holey-balls and holey-tubes) possess only hexagonal and heptagonal (negative Gaussian curvature) rings of carbon with no dangling bonds and no pentagonal rings (no positive Gaussian curvature). Holey-balls and holey-tubes can be seen as finite zeolites since they present interconnected channels suitable for locating guest molecules or atoms such as alkali metals. The geometry, stability and possible applications are studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)725-730
Number of pages6
JournalCarbon
Volume36
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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Alkali Metals
Fullerenes
Zeolites
Dangling bonds
Alkali metals
Nanotubes
Carbon
Topology
Atoms
Molecules
Geometry

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Terrones, Humberto ; Terrones Maldonado, Mauricio. / Fullerenes and nanotubes with non-positive Gaussian curvature. In: Carbon. 1998 ; Vol. 36, No. 5-6. pp. 725-730.
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In: Carbon, Vol. 36, No. 5-6, 01.01.1998, p. 725-730.

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