Are clusters of nonpolar molecules icosahedral?

K. E. Schriver, A. J. Paguia, M. Y. Hahn, E. C. Honea, A. M. Camarena, R. L. Whetten

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Benzene cluster ions are particularly stable with respect to evaporative decay when they contain 14, 20, 24, or 27 molecules. These numbers are each one greater than the corresponding rare-gas cluster magic numbers and are therefore associated with icosahedral packing about a central dimer ion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3131-3133
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of physical chemistry
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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