Statistical model for delocalized π bonding in the C60 molecule

Daniel J. Lacks, Sabre Kais

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We present a model for the C60 molecule in which the σ bond energy is given by pairwise Morse potentials and the π bond energy is given by a statistical model. Good results for the binding energy and equilibrium sphere radius are obtained when exchange and correlation energies are included in the model, whereas poor results are obtained when these effects are neglected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-233
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 1994


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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