The Structure of (C60)N Clusters
Jonathan P. K. Doye and David J. Wales
Chem. Phys. Lett. 262, 167-174 (1996)
We present likely candidates for the lowest energy minima of (C60)N clusters
with N=<80 modelled by the Girifalco potential.
For N>13 the clusters exhibit decahedral and close-packed structures,
rather than icosahedral.
This is a consequence of the short range of attraction of the C60
intermolecular potential relative to the equilibrium pair separation.
The full paper is available from the
See also the entry for
C60clusters in the Cambridge Cluster Database.
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