Eight isomers (planar hexagon, benzvalene, Dewar benzene, triangular prismane, bicyclopropenyl, octahedron, chair form, and twist boat form) of Si6, Si62-, Si64-, and Si66-, have been searched for by the MP2 and B3LYP electronic structure calculations. Totally 14 isomers were found: two Si6, six Si62-, five Si64-, and one Si66-. Two of them are different from the eight isomers: deformed triangle Si62-; pentagonal pyramidal Si64-. We discovered that the predicted stable shapes of Si62-, Si64-, and Si66- are octahedral, pentagonal pyramidal, and hexagonal, respectively, which agrees well with Wade rule.
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