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Coherent coexistence of nanodiamonds and carbon onions in icosahedral core-shell particles

Authors
Journal
Acta Crystallographica Section A Foundations of Crystallography
0108-7673
Publisher
International Union of Crystallography
Publication Date
Volume
63
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1107/s0108767307002723
Keywords
  • Research Papers
Disciplines
  • Design
  • Mathematics

Abstract

The general approach for describing and designing complex hierarchical icosahedral structures is discussed. Structural models of icosahedral carbon nanoparticles in which the local arrangement of atoms is virtually identical to that in diamond are derived. It is shown that icosahedral diamond-like particles can be transformed into onion-like shell structures (and vice versa) by the consecutive smoothing (puckering) of atomic networks without disturbance of their topological integrity. The possibility of coherent coexistence of icosahedral diamond-like core with onion shells is shown.

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