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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Stability Of Small Carbon-nitride Heterofullerenes.|
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)]].|
|Citation:||Physical Review Letters. v. 90, n. 1, p. 015501, 2003-Jan.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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