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June 2, 2011

Metallic carbon nanotori

Filed under: General,Interesting chemistry — Tags: , , , — Henry Rzepa @ 10:18 am

The interface between physics, chemistry (and materials science) can be a fascinating one. Here I show a carbon nanotorus, devised by physicists[1] a few years ago. It is a theoretical species, and was predicted to have a colossal paramagnetic moment.



  1. L. Liu, G.Y. Guo, C.S. Jayanthi, and S.Y. Wu, "Colossal Paramagnetic Moments in Metallic Carbon Nanotori", Physical Review Letters, vol. 88, 2002. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.88.217206

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