Formation of As- and Ge-doped heterofullerenes

Tsutomu Ohtsuki, Kaoru Ohno, Keiichiro Shiga, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, Yutaka Maruyama, Kazuyoshi Masumoto

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Radioactive heterofullerenes As*C59, As*C69(As*=71As, 72As, 74As), 69GeC59, and their polymers are detected by using radiochemical and radiochromatographic techniques. This result suggests that a carbon atom in fullerene molecule can easily be substituted with As or Ge by a recoil process following nuclear reactions. Using ab initio molecular-dynamics simulations based on the all-electron mixed-basis approach, we confirmed that the formation of a substitutionally doped heterofullerene with a single As atom is really possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1531-1534
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999


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