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 (bŭk′ē-to͞ob′, -tyo͞ob′)
A fullerene nanotube.

[Shortening and alteration of buckminsterfullerene + tube.]


(Elements & Compounds) informal a tube of carbon atoms structurally similar to buckminsterfullerene
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On the other hand, in the body, the coated buckyballs might remain intact and safely serve as drug-delivery vehicles.
Buckyballs to the rescue: The molecule that won its discoverers this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry may also someday win a bodily battle against bacteria.
The evidence for the destruction comes from cosmic stowaways - known as buckyballs - formed elsewhere in the universe that survived a journey through space and crashed into Earth as part of the comet or asteroid.
Discoverer of Buckyballs, chairman of Chemistry and head of the Nanotechnology Initiative at Rice University, Dr.
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Experts at the seafront university have shown heating up buckyballs can help them confine damaging greenhouse gases.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission's ban on small sets of high-powered magnets - such as Zen Magnets and Buckyballs - was dismantled the same day it became effective.
Most of the chapters address specific systems and reagents such as (strept)avidin-biotin, silane coupling, buckyballs & fullerenes, antibodies, liposome conjugates, and modified nucleotides--as well as a few chapters on observation techniques such as fluorescent probes and isotopic labeling.
78) In December, Rolling Stone named Buckyballs "Toy of the Year" in its annual gift guide.
In 2009 Buckyballs, a desk toy comprised of tiny, powerful magnets, started flying off the shelves and into the shopping baskets of fidgety-handed customers.
Small, powerful magnets, such as those sold as Buckyballs, represent an unexpected danger to small children, who occasionally swallow them.