buckminsterfullerene


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buck·min·ster·ful·ler·ene

 (bŭk′mĭn-stər-fo͝ol′ə-rēn′)
n.
An extremely stable, ball-shaped carbon molecule, C60, reminiscent of a geodesic dome, and believed to occur naturally in soot. It was the first fullerene to be discovered. Also called buckyball.

[After Richard Buckminster Fuller.]

buckminsterfullerene

(ˌbʌkmɪnstəˈfʊləˌriːn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a form of carbon that contains molecules having 60 carbon atoms arranged at the vertices of a polyhedron with hexagonal and pentagonal faces. It is produced in carbon arcs and occurs naturally in small amounts in certain minerals
[C20: named after Buckminster Fuller]

buck•min•ster•ful•ler•ene

(ˌbʌk mɪn stərˈfʊl əˌrin)
n.
the form of fullerene having sixty carbon atoms.
[1985; see fullerene]

buck·min·ster·ful·ler·ene

(bŭk′mĭn-stər-fo͝ol′ə-rēn′)
An extremely stable, ball-shaped carbon molecule, C60, whose structure looks like a geodesic dome. It is believed to occur naturally in soot. Also called buckyball. See Note at carbon.
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Noun1.buckminsterfullerene - a spheroidal fullerene; the first known example of a fullerene
fullerene - a form of carbon having a large molecule consisting of an empty cage of sixty or more carbon atoms
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Smalley, "[C.sub.60]: Buckminsterfullerene," Nature, vol.
The first fullerene to be discovered, and the family's namesake, buckminsterfullerene ([C.sub.60]), was prepared in 1985 by R.
It is noticeable that the corresponding centrosymmetric spherical fullerene of the projective fullerene in Figure 8(c) is the famous buckminsterfullerene [C.sub.60].
Smalley, "C60: Buckminsterfullerene", Nature, 318, 162-163 (1985).
Richard Smalley's team at Rice University in Houston, for example, accidentally stumbled across a material that would become one of the essential building blocks of nanotechnology: the Buckminsterfullerene, or Bucky ball.
Program Professor: James Rawlins Research Project: Synthesis and characterization of conductive block copolymers of polythiophene and buckminsterfullerene for use in flexible organic photovoltaics.
Since the discovery of fullerenes (including buckminsterfullerene, [C.sub.60]), the physical and chemical properties of this new allotropic carbon form have been investigated extensively [1-3].
Washington, Apr 19 ( ANI ): Researchers have shed new light into the war on aging, insisting that 'The Fountain of Youth' may all have to do with Buckminsterfullerene, a molecule composed of 60 carbon atoms, bonded together in the shape of a geodesic sphere.
The first, called buckminsterfullerene, came to light in 1985 and also won its discoverers the Nobel Prize for Physics.
(37) A famous example is the accidental discovery in 1985 of buckminsterfullerene, a remarkably stable cluster of sixty carbon atoms resembling a geodesic dome.
[C.sub.60]: Buckminsterfullerene. Nature, 318:162-163, 1985.