buckminsterfullerene


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Related to buckminsterfullerene: Graphene, Carbon Nanotubes, Buckyballs
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a spheroidal fullerene

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Buckminsterfullerene has potential medical applications in the treatment of cancer and HIV, and also in the creation of body armour.
When the liquid contained small quantities of C60 molecules, the forces between the mica plates changed in a manner suggesting that thin layers of buckminsterfullerene molecules had settled on the mica surfaces.
To explain the high prevalence of C60 clusters, for example, some researchers have proposed a soccer-ball-like structure called buckminsterfullerene (SN: 11/23/85, p.
Buckminsterfullerene is a recently discovered, stable cluster of 60 carbon atoms, which may have a geometric structure like the pattern on a soccer ball (SN: 11/23/85, p.
60 -- buckminsterfullerene, or "buckyball" for short -- has become the center of a wide range of theoretical and laboratory investigations (SN: 11/23/85, p.
Buckminster Fuller's geodesic domes inspired its name: buckminsterfullerene.
One of the highlights of the Symposium was the review by Harry Kroto,, FRS, (Sussex) on the discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, [C.
Fullerenes are a family of symmetrical carbon-cage molecules whose prototypical soccer-ball shaped member is comprised of sixty carbon atoms (denoted C60), known as a buckminsterfullerene, or "buckyball.
Buckminsterfullerene is a ball-shaped cluster of 60 atoms arranged like the panels on a modern football.
Scientists first stumbled upon the family in 1985 with the discovery of the soccer-ball-shaped sphere known as buckminsterfullerene, or buckyball.
and colleagues explained that there are several ways of making buckypaper, named for Buckminsterfullerene, or carbon 60, which was the basis for the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and helped spawn the emerging field of nanotechnology.