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Esther Oger, Nathan R. M. Crawford, Rebecca Kelting, Patrick Weis, Manfred M. Kappes and Reinhart Ahlrichs Boron Cluster Cations: Transition from Planar to Cylindrical Structures Angewandte Chemie International Edition 46

Article first published online: 1 OCT 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.200701915

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Above a certain size, boron clusters prefer a cylindrical arrangement over a planar one. Experimental determination of the collision cross section combined with density functional calculations showed that the transition to cylindrical structures takes place at B16+ for boron clusters. The picture shows some of the investigated structures. The left column represents the global minima; the other columns show less favorable structures.

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