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ful·ler·ene

 (fo͝ol′ə-rēn′)
n.
An allotrope of carbon composed of any of various cagelike molecules that consist only of an even number of carbon atoms, are often spherical in shape, and are composed of hexagonal and pentagonal groups of atoms.

[After Richard Buckminster Fuller (from the resemblance of their configurations to his geodesic domes) + -ene.]

fullerene

(ˈfʊləˌriːn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) any of various carbon molecules with a polyhedral structure similar to that of buckminsterfullerene, such as C70, C76, and C84. See also buckminsterfullerene

ful•ler•ene

(ˈfʊl əˌrin)
n.
any of a class of large carbon molecules consisting of a roughly spherical shell.
[1985–90; after R. Buckminster Fuller]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fullerene - a form of carbon having a large molecule consisting of an empty cage of sixty or more carbon atoms
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
buckminsterfullerene, buckyball - a spheroidal fullerene; the first known example of a fullerene
carbon nanotube, nanotube - a fullerene molecule having a cylindrical or toroidal shape
atomic number 6, carbon, C - an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
Translations
fullereeni
fullerène
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Millers Oils is one of the first oil and lubricants companies to successfully explore the use of this new family of additives - known as Inorganic Fullerines - which are made up of structures the size of 100 nanometers or less.
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Brownson completed two Post-Doctoral programs: one with Cardinal Glass CG (Spring Green, WI), where he developed photocatalytic thin films on glass, synthesized nanostructured metal oxides for inorganic solar cell devices, and assembled and characterized quantum dot solar cell devices; and a second at the Institut de Chimie et Materiaux de Paris-Est, CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), Thiais, France where he synthesized metal chalcogenide and metal oxide/hydroxide thin films on transparent conductive electrodes, electrodeposited light-absorbing nanoparticles over mesoporous TiO2 thin films for inorganic-sensitized photovoltaic cells, and synthesized inorganic fullerines by ultrasonic spray thermolysis.