Annealing Strategies in the Simulation of Fullerene Formation

Klaus Lichtenegger, Wolfgang von der Linden

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We investigate the formation of fullerene-like structures from hot Carbon gas using classical molecular dynamics, employing Brenner's potential. In particular we examine the influence of different annealing strategies on fullerene yield, which is characterized by the distribution of coordination numbers and polygon numbers. It will be shown that the fullerene yield strongly depends on the annealing strategy. Furthermore, we observe a close relation between polygon formation and the number of atoms surrounded by three atoms.
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Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2009


  • cond-mat.mtrl-sci
  • cond-mat.mes-hall

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