Buckyball super-polyhedra Academic Article uri icon


  • The possibility of interlinking buckminsterfullerene molecules via -bonds to form, novel nanostructures is considered. That is, each node of such a super-structure is itself a buckyball. Particular attention is directed to regular polyhedral nanostructures as well as the self-similar truncated icosahedral nanostructure. A systematic consideration of geometric constraints is presented, and an informative perturbative development of the -MOs and their eigenspectra is made. A truncated icosahedral construction yields a buckyball buckyball, and iteration of this construction leads toward a buckyball fractal.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Zhu, H. Y., & Klein, D. J.

complete list of authors

  • Zhu, HY||Klein, DJ

publication date

  • June 1997