Energy landscape inside the cage of neutral and charged N@C60
2011 (English)In: Chemical Physics Letters, ISSN 0009-2614, E-ISSN 1873-4448, Vol. 517, no 4-6, 199-203 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Potential energy surfaces along different escaping paths of the nitrogen atom inside the neutral and charged endohedral fullerene N@C60 have been constructed at the density functional theory level. It is found that the dispersion force plays an important role in determining the equilibrium geometry of the neutral system. The most energetic favorable escaping path is towards the center of C = C/C–C bond connecting two neighboring rings for all three systems. The rate determining potential energy surface shows a very small dependence on the charging state. The presented theoretical results should be useful for the practical applications of N@C60 in quantum computing and information.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 517, no 4-6, 199-203 p.
Research subject SRA - E-Science (SeRC)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-72961DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2011.10.045ISI: 000299018200016ScopusID: 2-s2.0-82455199136OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-72961DiVA: diva2:488404
FunderSwedish e‐Science Research Center
QC 201202022012-02-012012-02-012012-05-23Bibliographically approved