On Topological Modeling of 5|7 Structural Defects Drifting in Graphene

  • Ottorino OriEmail author
  • Franco Cataldo
  • Ante Graovac
Part of the Carbon Materials: Chemistry and Physics book series (CMCP, volume 5)


Rearrangements of the graphene layers under iterated Stone-Wales rotations are studied here from a pure topological point of view. The analysis provides indications about the relative chemical stability of different isomeric distributions of pentagon–heptagon pairs, the 5|7 structural defects, diffusing in the graphene layer. Our computations are performed in the dual topological space, the Wiener index being taken as the topological potential of the system that rules the migration of the defects in the graphenic lattice.


Graphene Plane Graphene Layer Radial Diffusion Wiener Index Minimal Vertex 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Actinium Chemical ResearchRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of SplitSplitCroatia
  3. 3.NMR CenterThe “Ruđer Bošković” InstituteZagrebCroatia
  4. 4.IMC, University of DubrovnikDubrovnikCroatia

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