Issue 38, 2015

Novel hollow all-carbon structures


A new family of cavernous all-carbon structures is proposed. These molecular cage structures are constructed by edge subdivisions and leapfrog transformations from cubic polyhedra or their duals. The obtained structures were then optimized at the density functional level. These hollow carbon structures represent a new class of carbon allotropes which could lead to many interesting applications.

Graphical abstract: Novel hollow all-carbon structures

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01 Jul 2015
14 Aug 2015
First published
24 Aug 2015
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Nanoscale, 2015,7, 15886-15894

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Novel hollow all-carbon structures

D. Sundholm, L. N. Wirz and P. Schwerdtfeger, Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 15886 DOI: 10.1039/C5NR04370K

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