Icosahedral B12-containing core-shell structures of B 80

Hui Li, Nan Shao, Bo Shang, Lan Feng Yuan, Jinlong Yang, Xiao Cheng Zeng

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Low-lying icosahedral (Ih) B12-containing structures of B80 are explored, and a number of core-shell isomers are found to have lower energy than the previous predicted B80 fullerene. The structural transformation of boron clusters from tubular structure to core-shell structure may occur at a critical size less than B80.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3878-3880
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number22
StatePublished - Jun 14 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • General Chemistry
  • Catalysis


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