Atomic structure and stability of elliptical carbon onion
Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Mihogaoka 8-1, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047, Japan
Corresponding author: a Oku@sanken.osaka-u.ac.jp
Published online: 15 September 2001
Elliptical carbon onions were produced from amorphous carbon by electron beam irradiation. Atomic structure and structural stability of the onion were investigated by high-resolution electron microscopy, molecular mechanics calculation and molecular orbital calculation, and a structure model of @ was proposed at the center of the elliptical onion.
PACS: 61.48.+c – Fullerene and fullerene-related materials / 61.16.-d – Electron, ion, and scanning probe microscopy / 31.15.Ct – Semi-empirical and empirical calculations (differential overlap, Hünkel, PPP methods, etc.)
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2001