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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Stability Of Small Carbon-nitride Heterofullerenes.
Author: Schultz, D
Droppa, R
Alvarez, F
dos Santos, M C
Abstract: Carbon nitride nanostructures have been produced by the arc-discharge technique and analyzed by mass spectrometry. A series of structured peaks in the region of masses from 480 up to 600 suggests the existence of heterofullerenes C(n-x)Nx(40 < or = n < or = 50). The structure and stability of these small fullerenes were theoretically investigated by quantum chemical calculations. The obtained heats of formation indicate that C(n) molecules stabilize upon nitrogen substitution. Two C(n-x)Nx cages are quite stable, with heats of formation per atom approaching that of C60. These molecules could be the seeds of onion-like structures seen in CN materials [Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 225503 (2001)]].
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Address: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12570622
Date Issue: 2003
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