Beryllium-7 decay rate speeds up inside carbon-60
He carefully synthesizes only those carbon-60
variants that his modeling and theoretical calculations suggest will be valuable.
One identified structure, a carbon-60
molecule, had the shape of a ball and is known as Buckyballs.
fullerenes--cagelike molecules of 60 carbon atoms ([C.
The researchers, from the Jozef Stefan Institute and the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland, grew the tubes by heating molybdenum disulfide powder with iodine and a catalyst, carbon-60
, for about 3 weeks.
At Vanderbilt, Rosenthal and her colleagues are experimenting with blends of quantum dots and polymers to which they add carbon-60
, or buckminsterfullerene, molecules--popularly known as buckyballs.