Thermal Stability of Cubane C 8 H 8


The reasons for the anomalously high thermal stability of cubane C 8 H 8 and the mechanisms of its decomposition are studied by numerically simulating the dynamics of this metastable cluster at T = 1050-2000 K using a tight-binding potential. The decomposition activation energy is found from the temperature dependence of the cubane lifetime obtained from… (More)


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@inproceedings{MaslovThermalSO, title={Thermal Stability of Cubane C 8 H 8}, author={M. M. Maslov and D. A. Lobanov and Alexey I. Podlivaev and Leonid A. Openov} }