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Calculation of the vibrational frequencies of carbon clusters and fullerenes with empirical potentials

Do, Hainam; Besley, Nicholas A.

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Hainam Do



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© the Owner Societies 2015. Vibrational frequencies for carbon clusters, fullerenes and nanotubes evaluated using empirical carbon-carbon potentials are presented. For linear and cyclic clusters, frequencies evaluated with the reactive empirical bond order (REBO) potential provide the closest agreement with experiment. The mean absolute deviation (MAD) between experiment and the calculated harmonic frequencies is 79 cm-1 for the bending modes and 76 cm-1 for the stretching modes. The effects of anharmonicity are included via second order vibrational perturbation theory and tend to increase the frequency of the bending modes while the stretching modes have negative shifts in the region of 20-60 cm-1, with larger shifts for the higher frequency modes. This results in MADs for the bending and stretching modes of 84 cm-1 and 58 cm-1, respectively. For the fullerene molecule C60, the high frequency modes are predicted to have harmonic frequencies that are significantly higher than experiment, and this is not corrected by accounting for anharmonicity. This overestimation of experimental observed frequencies is also evident in the calculated frequencies of the G band in nanotubes. This suggests that the REBO potential is not optimal for these larger systems and it is shown that adjustment of the parameters within the potential leads to closer agreement with experiment, particularly if higher and lower frequency modes are considered separately.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 22, 2014
Journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Print ISSN 1463-9076
Electronic ISSN 1463-9084
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Issue 5
Pages 3898-3908
APA6 Citation Do, H., & Besley, N. A. (2014). Calculation of the vibrational frequencies of carbon clusters and fullerenes with empirical potentials. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17(5), 3898-3908. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4cp05424e
DOI https://doi.org/10.1039/c4cp05424e
Keywords molecular clusters, fullerenes, vibrational frequencies
Publisher URL http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2015/cp/c4cp05424e#!divAbstract
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information : This document is Similarity Check deposited; : The PCCP Owner Societies have an exclusive publication licence for this journal; : Single-blind; : Received 21 November 2014; Accepted 22 December 2014; Accepted Manuscript published 22 December 2014; Advance Article published 5 January 2015; Version of Record published 21 January 2015

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