Rotational dynamics and polymerization of C60 in C60-cubane crystals: a molecular dynamics study.

We report classical and tight-binding molecular dynamics simulations of the C(60) fullerene and cubane molecular crystal in order to investigate the intermolecular dynamics and polymerization processes. Our results show that, for 200 and 400 K, cubane molecules remain basically fixed, presenting only thermal vibrations, while C(60) fullerenes show… (More)