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 Science Direct
See also the entry for C60clusters in the Cambridge Cluster Database.
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