Fullerene cluster between graphite walls —Computer simulation
Institute of Physics, University of Silesia - Uniwersytecka 4,
Katowice, 40-007, Poland
Accepted: 23 April 2002
The dynamical properties of the small fullerene cluster , confined between two parallel graphite walls, have been studied using a molecular-dynamics (MD) simulation method. An interesting instance of behaviour of molecules in this environment has been discovered. For a range of distances d between the graphite walls the fullerenes form two monolayers parallel to the graphite surfaces (no migration of molecules between layers). The monolayers slide one against the other and perform a torsional motion.
PACS: 81.05.Tp – Fullerenes and related materials / 61.48.+c – Fullerenes and fullerene-related materials
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