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B(80) and B(101-103) clusters: Remarkable stability of the core-shell structures established by validated density functionals.
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PMID:  22360238     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Prompted by the very recent claim that the volleyball-shaped B(80) fullerene [X. Wang, Phys. Rev. B 82, 153409 (2010)] is lower in energy than the B(80) buckyball [N. G. Szwacki, A. Sadrzadeh, and B. I. Yakobson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 166804 (2007)] and core-shell structure [J. Zhao, L. Wang, F. Li, and Z. Chen, J. Phys. Chem. A 114, 9969 (2010)], and inspired by the most recent finding of another core-shell isomer as the lowest energy B(80) isomer [S. De, A. Willand, M. Amsler, P. Pochet, L. Genovese, and S. Goedecher, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 225502 (2011)], we carefully evaluated the performance of the density functional methods in the energetics of boron clusters and confirmed that the core-shell construction (stuffed fullerene) is thermodynamically the most favorable structural pattern for B(80). Our global minimum search showed that both B(101) and B(103) also prefer a core-shell structure and that B(103) can reach the complete core-shell configuration. We called for great attention to the theoretical community when using density functionals to investigate boron-related nanomaterials.
Fengyu Li; Peng Jin; De-En Jiang; Lu Wang; Shengbai B Zhang; Jijun Zhao; Zhongfang Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of chemical physics     Volume:  136     ISSN:  1089-7690     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chem Phys     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375360     Medline TA:  J Chem Phys     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  074302     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physics and Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00923, USA.
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