Icosahedral symmetry breaking: C(60) to C(84), C(108) and to related nanotubes.

  title={Icosahedral symmetry breaking: C(60) to C(84), C(108) and to related nanotubes.},
  author={M. Bodner and E. Bourret and J. Patera and M. Szajewska},
  journal={Acta crystallographica. Section A, Foundations and advances},
  volume={71 Pt 3},
This paper completes the series of three independent articles [Bodner et al. (2013). Acta Cryst. A69, 583-591, (2014), PLOS ONE, 10.1371/journal.pone.0084079] describing the breaking of icosahedral symmetry to subgroups generated by reflections in three-dimensional Euclidean space {\bb R}^3 as a mechanism of generating higher fullerenes from C60. The icosahedral symmetry of C60 can be seen as the junction of 17 orbits of a symmetric subgroup of order 4 of the icosahedral group of order 120… Expand
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