Diamond D5

  • Csaba L. Nagy
  • Mircea V. Diudea
Part of the Carbon Materials: Chemistry and Physics book series (CMCP, volume 6)


Carbon allotropes, built up as hyper-structures of the classical diamond and having a high percentage of sp3 carbon atoms and pentagons, are generically called diamond D5. Four allotropes are discussed in this chapter: a spongy net; a dense hyper-diamond D5, with an “anti”-diamantane structure; the corresponding hyper-lonsdaleite; and a quasi-diamond which is a fivefold symmetry quasicrystal with “sin”-diamantane structure. Substructures of these allotropes are presented as possible intermediates in a lab synthesis, and their energetics evaluated at Hartree-Fock, DFT, and DFTB levels of theory. A topological description of these networks is also given.


Topological Description Carbon Allotrope Point Symbol Fivefold Symmetry Diamantane Structure 
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CL Nagy acknowledges the financial support of the Sectorial Operational Programme for Human Resources Development 2007–2013, cofinanced 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

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringBabes-Bolyai UniversityClujRomania

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