On the tight-binding theory of C60

Dandan Guo, S. Mazumdar

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Optical absorption in a C60 molecule is calculated within a one-electron tight-binding model. It is seen that it is necessary to include non-zero second-neighbor hopping in order to explain the experimental absorption spectrum. Thus, the second-neighbor hopping plays a stronger role in C60 than in linear conjugated polymers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-179
Number of pages5
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Aug 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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