3D FREE-ELECTRON MODEL FOR C-60

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

JOURNAL DE CHIMIE PHYSIQUE ET DE PHYSICO-CHIMIE BIOLOGIQUE, EDITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES ELSEVIER, Volume 90, Number 7-8, 141 RUE JAVEL, 75747 PARIS CEDEX 15, FRANCE, p.1449-1457 (1993)

Keywords:

CARBON; CLUSTERS; MOLECULES; SYSTEMS

Abstract:

As a model for the electronic structure of C60, the Schrodinger equation has been solved for a free electron in a spherical shell of finite width. Once the mean radius is fixed at its experimental value and imposing the experimental condition of a single electronic shell, the differences between energy levels are almost independent of the parameters of the model: shell width and potential depth. They are close to the values obtained from a 2D model of a free-electron on a sphere.