First-principles study of the thermally induced polymerization of cyclopentasilane

Phan Viet Dung, Pham Tien Lam, Nguyen Dinh Duc, Ayumu Sugiyama, Tatsuya Shimoda, Dam Hieu Chi

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The molecular structures and vibration modes of cyclopentasilane (Si 5H10) have been examined by employing ab initio and density-functional methods. Three different structures of Si5H 10 with different symmetries are analyzed, and the results show that the envelope (Cs) and the twist (C2) forms have similar energies and that the planar form (D5h) is about 50 meV less stable than the Cs and C2 forms. The ring-open reaction of Si5H10 is investigated in detail by using the first-principles molecular-dynamics simulation for screening the reaction pathways. The formation of Si-H-Si is found to play an important role in the ring-open reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S21-S24
JournalComputational Materials Science
Issue number1 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Cyclopentasilane
  • First-principle calculation
  • Polymerization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computational Mathematics


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