Curvature matching and strain relief in bucky-tori: usage of sp3-hybridization and nonhexagonal rings.
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The relief of different types of curvature strain in bucky-tori of elemental carbon is considered in a general formal framework. This theory then is used to aid in the design of several structures, which are treated via molecular mechanics. Novel illustrations of the remnant strain are made, and some modest conclusions as to the nature of the structure of the experimentally observed bucky-tori are suggested.