Polytetrahedral Clusters

Jonathan P. K. Doye, David J. Wales
2001 Physical Review Letters  
By studying the structures of clusters bound by a model potential that favours polytetrahedral order, we find a previously unknown series of 'magic numbers' (i.e. sizes of special stability) whose polytetrahedral structures are characterized by disclination networks that are analogous to hydrocarbons.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.86.5719 pmid:11415341 fatcat:wtfvlyxst5e3tcd6x7j2tkv2am