Geometry optimization and conformational analysis of (C60)N clusters using a dynamic lattice-searching method.


A newly developed unbiased global optimization method, named dynamic lattice searching (DLS), is used to locate putative global minima for all (C6O)N clusters with Girifalco potential up to N=150. A simple greedy strategy is adopted for the basic frame, so DLS has a very high convergence speed and may converge at various configurations. As most structures… (More)