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How to generate decahedron nanocluster?

Dear All;

how to generate decahedron nanocluster by materials studio? any hint?

Thanks !

Z

reinierreinier

Hi Z,

The topic has a script to carve a trapezoidal prism out of a block of material, simply by deleting atom outside the interior. You could do the same for a decahedron.

However, there are many different decahedra (32300). Did you mean dodecahedron instead? This is a platonic solid, for which there are simple equations for the interior (see here)

Attached is a version of the script to create a dodecahedron, applied to pyrite (FeS2):

pyrite.png

Enjoy,

Reinier