Lanthanide Metals Adsorbed in an Open-Cage Fullerene: First-Principles Calculations
Abstract:In this paper, the properties of a 12-membered-ring open-cage fullerene, which encapsulate La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm, Eu or Gd, as a guest atom, were calculated using first-principle calculations. Calculations show that La etc. lanthanide metal atoms can be stably adsorbed on the openings of the fullerenes. The average adsorption energy is about −3.65 eV in which Pr and Nd have relatively large adsorption energy with −4.75 eV and −4.63 eV, respectively. The Gd is stably adsorbed on the side wall near bottom of the fullerene with adsorption energy of −3.05 eV. The PDOS of adsorbed lanthanides were analyzed, respectively. Magnetic property of adsorbed lanthanides was also discussed. From the calculation, it is proved that most of the adsorbed lanthanides keep good magnetic property. Finally, vertical ionization potential and vertical electron affinity of the complex compounds were researched. The results show that the possibility of donating electrons of the 12-membered-ring open-cage fullerene is significantly affected by the endohedral lanthanide metals. From our calculations, it is believed that the complex compounds could be promising candidates for medicine-carrier.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 2012
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