How can carbon onion transform into diamond-like structure

I. V. PonomarevaCorresponding Author Contact Information, E-mail The Corresponding Author and L. A. ChernozatonskiiE-mail The Corresponding Author

Institute of Biochemical Physics, Russian Academy of Science, Kosygina Street 4, Moscow 119991, Russia

Available online 19 June 2003.


We propose a mechanism of carbon onion core transformation into diamond-like structure (DLS). It consists of several stages and can realistically describe the main features observed in recent experiments [Nature 382 (1996) 433]. We used molecular dynamic simulation based on classical REBO potential to simulate some of the transition stages.

Author Keywords: Carbon onion transform; Diamond-like structure; Simulation

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