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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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com/toddler-nearly-dies-after-ingesting-37-buckyballs-company-issues-warning-adults-421304) BuckyBalls , pea-sized magnetic balls that come 100 to a box.
The buffer is a thin layer of tiny carbon balls, or buckyballs.
Other structures include nanotubes (rolled up graphene) and soccer ball-shaped buckyballs.
Experts at the seafront university have shown heating up buckyballs can help them confine damaging greenhouse gases.
Researchers discover boron "buckyball" The discovery of buckyballs helped usher in the nanotechnology era.
Summary: Buckyballs -- the small magnetic balls that can mold into different shapes and are used to relieve stress or for game activities -- have been .
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.
B]ecause a few parents irresponsibly let their toddlers eat Buckyballs, and because a few teenagers stupidly stick them in their mouths or noses despite the warning labels, Maxfield and Oberton is forbidden to sell Buckyballs and we are forbidden to buy them--regardless of whether the company issues clear and explicit warnings with each package, regardless of whether would- be customers are willing to purchase and use the toys in accordance with their own best judgment, and regardless of whether would-be customers have children in their home or office.
Small, powerful magnets, such as those sold as Buckyballs, represent an unexpected danger to small children, who occasionally swallow them.