20-22 May 2015
Asia/Bangkok timezone
The Centennial Celebration of General Relativity Theory and 80 Years of Thai Physics Graduate

Theoretical investigation on the geometrical symmetry and electronic behavior of the three lower members of diamondoids by using first-principles calculations

20 May 2015, 14:00
3h 30m
Board: ATO-02
Poster presentation Atomic Physics, Quantum Physics, Molecular and Chemical Physics Poster-1

Speaker

Mr Nikorn Shinsuphan (Materials Science and Nanotechnology program, Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen university, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand)

Description

First-principles calculations have been investigated on the geometrical and electronic properties of the three lower diamondoid structures including adamantane (C${}_{10}$H${}_{16}$), diamantane (C${}_{14}$H${}_{20}$) and triamantane (C${}_{18}$H${}_{24}$) molecules. The energy gap obtained from the difference between the highest occupied (HOMO) and lowest occupied (LUMO) molecular orbital for all three structures decreased with the size of diamondoids increasing. The C${}_{10}$H${}_{16}$ molecule is the most wide band gap (7.22 eV) and that of C${}_{14}$H${}_{20}$ and C${}_{18}$H${}_{24}$ are 6.84 eV and 6.59 eV, respectively. The geometry calculations indicated that the geometrical symmetry of three molecular structures appears to be the Td (tetrahedral), D3d (Dihedral) and C2v (Cyclic) point groups for C${}_{10}$H${}_{16}$, C${}_{14}$H${}_{20}$ and C${}_{18}$H${}_{24}$, respectively, which implies the high-symmetry structure for the three lower diamondoids.

Primary author

Mr Nikorn Shinsuphan (Materials Science and Nanotechnology program, Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen university, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand)

Co-authors

Mr Amornkitbamrung Vittaya (Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen university, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand) Mr Krongsuk Sriprajak (Department of Physic, Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen university, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand)

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