Formation of Sb- and Te-doped fullerenes by using nuclear recoil and molecular-dynamics simulations

T. Ohtsuki, K. Ohno, K. Shiga, Y. Kawazoe, Y. Maruyama, K. Shikano, K. Masumoto

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Abstract

The formation of heavier atoms (Sb,Te)-incorporated fullerenes has been investigated by using radionuclides produced by nuclear reactions. From the trace of radioactivities of (formula presented) (formula presented) or (formula presented) after high-performance liquid chromatography, it was found that the formation of endohedral fullerenes or heterofullerenes in atoms of Sb or Te is possible by a recoil process following the nuclear reactions. To confirm the produced materials, ab initio molecular-dynamics simulations based on an all-electron mixed-basis approach were carried out. We present the possibility of the formation of endohedral fullerenes or substitutional heterofullerenes incorporated with Sb or Te atoms.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume64
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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