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Title: Modifying the endohedral La-ion location in both neutral and positively charged polyhydroxylated metallofullerenes
Author: Felix, M.V.
Rodriguez-Rojas, R.A.
Castaneda-Contreras, J.
Morones, R.
Castano, V.M.
Issue Date: 2005
Abstract: A semiempirical positron stationary Quantum Model was developed to study nanoporosity in solid porous materials, such as silica gels. The cylindrical well potential is considered and its geometric parameters are related to the Positron Annihilation LifeTime Spectroscopy measurements (PALS). An alternative novel method to determine free volume sizes in solid materials was developed. The free volume equations of this new model were then compared to the well-known and widely utilized Spherical Free Volume Model (SFVM) and remarkable differences were found. A strong variation of the free volume size-positron lifetime relation with the geometry involved is observed as well as a strong dependence on the electron layer thickness parameter ?R with the nature of the material. " 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.",,,,,,"10.1016/j.optmat.2004.11.027",,,"","",,,,,,"7",,"Optical Materials",,"1291
WOS",,,,,,"Bessel functions of the first kind; Free volume diagrams; Positron annihilation; Positron traps",,,,,,"A model for cylindrical nanoporosity based on single positron annihilation",,"Conference Paper" "44680","123456789/35008",,"Rodríguez-Zavala, J.G., Departamento de Ciencias Exactas Y Tecnológicas, Centro Universitario de Los Lagos, Universidad de Guadalajara, Enrique Díaz de León S/N, 47460 Jalisco, Mexico; Padilla-Osuna, I., Instituto de Física Manuel Sandoval Vallarta, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Alvaro Obregón 64, 78000 San Luis Potosí, Mexico; Guirado-López, R.A., Instituto de Física Manuel Sandoval Vallarta, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Alvaro Obregón 64, 78000 San Luis Potosí, Mexico",,"Rodriguez-Zavala, J.G.
Padilla-Osuna, I.
Guirado-Lopez, R.A.",,"2008",,"We present extensive ab initio density-functional theory calculations in order to analyze the structure and energetics of both neutral and positively charged highly hydroxylated La@ C60 (OH) 32 +q and La@ C82 (OH) 20 +q (q=0, 1, 2, 4, 6, and 8) metallofullerenes. Interestingly we obtain, for the neutral hydroxylated structures, that the location of the encapsulated La atom strongly depends on the precise distribution of the OH groups on the carbon surface. Actually, we found atomic configurations in which the La ion is attached to different regions of the inner surface as well as atomic arrays in which weakly bonded endohedral species are obtained, being located near the center of the structure. The previous strong variations in the endohedral position of the lanthanum atom leads to sizable modifications in its valence state as well as to notable changes in the electronic spectra and in the lowest-energy spin configuration of the molecules, which are all facts that could be used to better identify the atomic structure of these highly relevant metallofullerenes. The positive charging (by means of simply electron detachment) of our here-considered La@ C60 (OH) 32 compounds reveals that the rupture of various C-C bonds of the carbon network can be achieved. However, even if the previous bond breakage leads to the formation of sizable holes in the C60 cavity (made of nine-membered rings), we obtain that the encapsulated La atom was unable to escape from the cage. In contrast, in the polyhydroxylated La@ C82 (OH) 20 fullerene, no C-C bond breakage is induced with increasing charge state of the cage, defining thus a more stable molecular compound. The previous results are expected to be of fundamental importance in medical and biological applications where the permanent encapsulation of these highly toxic atomic species is required. " 2008 The American Physical Society.
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