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buck·y·ball

 (bŭk′ē-bôl′)
[Shortening and alteration of buckminsterfullerene + ball.]

buckyball

(ˈbʌkɪˌbɔːl)
n
(Elements & Compounds) informal a ball-like polyhedral carbon molecule of the type found in buckminsterfullerene and other fullerenes
[C20: from buck(minsterfullerene) + y2 + ball1]

buck•y•ball

(ˈbʌk iˌbɔl)
n.

buck·y·ball

(bŭk′ē-bôl′)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buckyball - 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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Inspired by the shape explored by futurist and inventor Buckminster Fuller, Buckyball is the creation of New York-based artist Leo Villareal, celebrated in San Francisco for his monumental public sculpture on the San Francisco Bay Bridge, The Bay Lights.
Now, a research group has shown that boron can form a cage-like molecule similar to the buckyball.
Major chains, including Macy's, Brookstone, and Urban Outfitters, began carrying the company's products and Buckyball sales totaled in the millions in 2011.
In January, an unnamed doctor sent a report to the Consumer Product Safety Commission about a 2-year-old who spent a week in intensive care and faced multiple surgeries after swallowing 62 Buckyball magnets.
example, if a buckyball structure is determined to be safe for use as a
The animated logo replaced the O in Googlewith an orange buckyball.
Professor Kroto, winner of 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and a member of the MESF International Advisory Council, shared his scientific discovery in relation to the Buckyball with teachers and students.
As students answered questions on everything from entropy to Erlenmeyer flasks, black holes to buckyball molecules, more than 300 people watching sat on the edge of their seats, groaning when a team member got a question wrong, gasping when they got a difficult one right, and erupting into cheers when rounds ended.
Professor Silva's team will use the device (which is described as representing a 'completely new dimension [in] the fabrication of [nano-scale] devices') to research carbon nanotubes (the Buckyball derivative of Carbon 60) as a precursor to a new generation of devices that will be smaller and faster than current silicon technology.
The experiment produced a variety of different sized and shaped carbon molecules although the buckyball or `C60' structures predominated.
The buckyball gases also match those found in meteorite samples, as well as gases found in deep soil layers linked to periods of extinction.
Cuando aceptaron esa teoria, pudieron por fin comprender todas las propiedades de esa gran molecula, a la que llamaron fullereno o buckyball (la bola de Buckminster, Bucky para los amigos), en honor de Buckminster Fuller.