Multipole approach to orientational interactions in solid C60.


We calculate electrostatic multipole moments of C60 up to l=18 using the quantum-mechanical charge distribution with icosahedral symmetry obtained from ab initio calculations. It is found that the second nonzero moment (l=10) is comparable to the first nonzero moment (l=6). The values of several low-order multipole moments are almost 10 times smaller than… (More)


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