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On the Compressibility of C60 Individual Molecules
Chemical Physics Letters
  • Maher S. Amer, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • John F. Maguire
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
7-16-2009
Abstract
Theoretical studies have estimated the bulk modulus of individual C60 molecules to be twice to three times as stiff as diamond. In this Letter, we investigate, for the first time, solvent effects on the compressibility of individual fullerene molecules using molecular dynamic simulation. Interaction with water and methanol was found to significantly affect the fullerene P–V EOS leading to significantly less compressible fullerene molecule. This study sheds important lights on the fact that the compressibility of fullerene molecules cannot be considered out of context of their chemical environment.
DOI
10.1016/j.cplett.2009.06.010
Citation Information
Maher S. Amer and John F. Maguire. "On the Compressibility of C60 Individual Molecules" Chemical Physics Letters Vol. 476 Iss. 4-6 (2009) p. 232 - 235 ISSN: 00092614
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/maher_amer/32/