14 May 1992 Structures and stabilities of carbon cluster ions
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Abstract
A new method for identifying and characterizing cluster ion isomers is presented. Results indicate that most carbon clusters have more than one stable form, with 29 ≤ n ≤ 45 indicating 3 or 4 different structures. Fullerenes first appear at C30+ and begin to dominate above C45+. From small to large the isomeric progression is from linear to rings to fullerenes. Preliminary results on some theoretically calculated carbon cluster structures and their simulated mobilities are presented.
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Gert von Helden, Gert von Helden, Ming-Teh Hsu, Ming-Teh Hsu, Paul R. Kemper, Paul R. Kemper, Michael T. Bowers, Michael T. Bowers, } "Structures and stabilities of carbon cluster ions", Proc. SPIE 1636, Applied Spectroscopy in Materials Science II, (14 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59311; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.59311
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