Which fullerenes are stable?

Document Type : Original Article


University of Kashan


A fullerene is a molecule composed of carbon in the shape of a hollow sphere, ellipsoid, tube, and many other forms. The spherical ones are called buckyballs and they look like the balls used in football game. The first stable cluster of fullerenes was discovered by Kroto and his co-authors who received the Nobel Prize. In this paper, we introduced some classes of stable fullerene graphs.

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Which fullerenes are stable?


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Volume 5, 1-2
July 2015
Pages 23-29
  • Receive Date: 11 December 2014
  • Revise Date: 05 February 2015
  • Accept Date: 16 May 2015
  • Publish Date: 01 July 2015