Application of Parametric L-Systems to Generate the Figures of Two Series of Spherical Fullerenes

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kashan, Kashan, I. R. Iran

2 Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kashan, Kashan, I. R. Iran

Abstract

In this work, two parametric L-Systems have been introduced to generate the figures of two series of nanostructures. These series consist of different spherical fullerenes with various number of carbon atoms. By specifying a parameter in each series a spherical fullerene can be determined. The members of the first series are C60 , C240 , C540 , C940 ,… which can be produced by applying parameter n=0, 1, 2, 3, … on the first parametric L-system. In the same manner, the second parametric L-system can produce the figures of C80 , C180 , C320 ,… by applying parameter n=0, 1, 2, etc.

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