Breaking of Icosahedral Symmetry: C 60 to C 70

  title={Breaking of Icosahedral Symmetry: C 60 to C 70},
  author={M. Bodner and J. Patera and M. Szajewska},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
We describe the existence and structure of large fullerenes in terms of symmetry breaking of the molecule. Specifically, we describe the existence of in terms of breaking of the icosahedral symmetry of by the insertion into its middle of an additional decagon. The surface of is formed by 12 regular pentagons and 25 regular hexagons. All 105 edges of are of the same length. It should be noted that the structure of the molecules is described in exact coordinates relative to the non-orthogonal… Expand

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