Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A Try on Schematic Plot of the Beading Procedure of C60

All the figures are drawn by mspaint of Windows. Although this method would encounter considerable difficulty when dealing with beaded molecules of more beads, it might be quite informative to people who try to make beaded molecules at the first time. Or maybe I'll try not to draw all the beads when it comes to the later part of the beading work.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Right-Angle Weave

Previously, I have mentioned that the weaving technique we used in building the beaded fullerenes is basically the so-called "Right-Angle Weave"(RAW, 直角編織法). But why right angles, we do not have any right angle in our beaded molecules. Indeed, originally the right angle is used to construct 4-beaded groups repeatly, which will lead to right angles in the resulting structure. Here is a seat pad (椅墊) I bought today. Chuang also has one in his office. This seat pad clearly show why this technique is called the RAW.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

A comparsion between the simulated figure and real picture of T120

From these two pictures, we can see the strong resemblance between beaded models and the corresponding computer optimized fullerenes. This again demonstrates the validity of our discovery about the analogy between the macroscopic force field of beaded molecules and the microscopic VSEPR of sp2 bonding.

I wonder whether we should include the lower half of beads in the computer-generated picture or not. The simulated picture looks like that something is missing.

Computer-Generated Figures of Beaded Molecules

The lower halves of them are excludedI have tried to use Matlab to draw our beaded molecules. The results are shown below: (The lower halves of them are omited.)