Fusion reactions of cupola half fullerenes.

Atom physics and physics of clusters and nanostructures

Reactions of cupola half fullerenes C10, C12, C16, C20 and C24 with each other are considered on the basis of Arrhenius’s postulate. It means that at first there forms an intermediate compound and only afterwards a usual chemical reaction is going on. We supposed that during the reactions new covalent bonds are formed and some old covalent bonds between the reacting atoms are destroyed. The final structure of a fullerene is obtained through the use of geometric modeling. As applied to fullerenes, geometric modeling supposes that a forming fullerene tends to take the appearance of a perfect spheroid with equal covalent bonds. The graphs describing the process are constructed.