Analysis of the magic numbers observed for metallocarbohedrane clusters

Tapio T. Rantala, Daniel A. Jelski, James R. Bowser, Xinfu Xia, Thomas F. George

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A local-density approximation calculation is performed on various M8C12 structures, including Ti8C12, V8C12, VTi7C12 and ScTi7C12. It is found that the magic numbers observed during the experimental discovery of these species does not depend on the details of the electronic structure, but rather can be described as a chemical system derived from ethylene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-257
Number of pages3
JournalZeitschrift für Physik D Atoms, Molecules and Clusters
Issue number1 Supplement
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1993
Externally publishedYes
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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  • 36.40.+d
  • 71.45.Nt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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