Structural Chemistry

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 981–986 | Cite as

On diamond D5

  • Mircea V. Diudea
  • Csaba L. Nagy
  • Attila Bende
Original Research


Diamond D5 is a hyperdiamond structured as coalesced C20 and C28 small fullerenes, in the ratio 2:1, and having up to 90 % pentagonal rings while the others being hexagonal. Design of several precursors, intermediates, and crystal networks was performed using our original software programs CVNet and Nano-Studio. Energetic data, calculated at DFT and DFTB levels of theory revealed a stability of these structures close to that of classical diamond. A lonsdaleite-like structure is also discussed. The topology of these networks is described in terms of the net parameters and the net characteristics in crystallographic terms.


Diamond D5 Lonsdaleite L5 Crystal network DFT DFTB Molecular topology 



Cs.L.N. acknowledges the financial support of the Sectoral Operational Programme for Human Resources Development 2007–2013, co-financed by the European Social Fund, under the project number POSDRU 89/1.5/S/60189 with the title “Postdoctoral Programs for Sustainable Development in a Knowledge Based Society”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mircea V. Diudea
    • 1
  • Csaba L. Nagy
    • 1
  • Attila Bende
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringBabes-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania
  2. 2.Molecular and Biomolecular Physics DepartmentNational Institute for R&D of Isotopic and Molecular TechnologiesCluj-NapocaRomania

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