Structure, chirality, and formation of giant icosahedral fullerenes and spherical graphitic onions

Mauricio Terrones Maldonado, Guillermo Terrones, Humberto Terrones

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We describe the topology, structure, and stability of giant fullerenes exhibiting various symmetries (I, Ih, D2h, T). Our results demonstrate that it is possible to create two new families of nested "chiral" icosahedral (I) fullerenes namely C260@C560@C980@C1520@ ... and C140@ C380@C740@C1220@ ..., which exhibit interlayer separations of ca. 3.4 Å. These chiral fullerenes are thought to possess metalliclike conduction properties. We discuss in detail the transformation of polyhedral graphitic particles into quasispherical nested giant fullerenes by reorganization of carbon atoms, which result in the formation of additional pentagonal and heptagonal carbon rings. These "spherical" structures are metastable and we believe they could be formed under extreme conditions, such as those produced by high-energy electron irradiation. There is circumstantial experimental evidence for the presence of heptagonal rings within these spherical fullerenes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationScience of Crystal Structures
Subtitle of host publicationHighlights in Crystallography
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages101-112
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319198279
ISBN (Print)9783319198262
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 9 2015

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Terrones Maldonado, M., Terrones, G., & Terrones, H. (2015). Structure, chirality, and formation of giant icosahedral fullerenes and spherical graphitic onions. In Science of Crystal Structures: Highlights in Crystallography (pp. 101-112). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19827-9_10
Terrones Maldonado, Mauricio ; Terrones, Guillermo ; Terrones, Humberto. / Structure, chirality, and formation of giant icosahedral fullerenes and spherical graphitic onions. Science of Crystal Structures: Highlights in Crystallography. Springer International Publishing, 2015. pp. 101-112
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Structure, chirality, and formation of giant icosahedral fullerenes and spherical graphitic onions. / Terrones Maldonado, Mauricio; Terrones, Guillermo; Terrones, Humberto.

Science of Crystal Structures: Highlights in Crystallography. Springer International Publishing, 2015. p. 101-112.

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Terrones Maldonado M, Terrones G, Terrones H. Structure, chirality, and formation of giant icosahedral fullerenes and spherical graphitic onions. In Science of Crystal Structures: Highlights in Crystallography. Springer International Publishing. 2015. p. 101-112 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19827-9_10