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.