Journal of Mathematical Chemistry

, Volume 55, Issue 7, pp 1370–1375 | Cite as

Coating of \(\hbox {C}_{60}\) by para-\(\hbox {H}_2\) and ortho-\(\hbox {D}_2\): revisiting the solvation shell—CMMSE

  • Florent Calvo
  • Ersin Yurtsever
Original Paper


The solvation of Buckminsterfullerene \(\hbox {C}_{60}\) by para-hydrogen and ortho-deuterium clusters has been modeled using a dedicated potential and path-integral molecular dynamics simulations at low temperature (2 K). The solvation shell obtained from the distribution of radial distances is found to be complete near 50 molecules, in agreement with recent mass spectrometry measurements. Deuteration increases the shell size by one, indicating a denser shell owing to less prominent vibrational delocalization for this heavier isotope.


Hydrogen clusters Fullerenes Quantum solvation Path-integral molecular dynamics 



Financial support through a joint grant from CNRS/TUBITAK is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LIPHY, CNRSUniv. Grenoble AlpesGrenobleFrance
  2. 2.Koç UniversitySariyer, IstanbulTurkey

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