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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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This spring the Exploratorium in San Francisco presents Buckyball, a towering, 25-foot illuminated sculpture that features two nested geodesic spheres.
Also known as buckminsterfullerene (or the "buckyball") they were were discovered at Rice University, Texas, in 1985.
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Theoretical predictions of the existence of buckyball molecules appeared in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but these predictions were largely unnoticed.
We rendered buckyball volume data defined on a [32.sup.3] uniform voxel grid using Marching Cube algorithm.
Google Doodles are only for special occasions and the latest doodle the 'Buckyball'marked the 25th anniversary of its discovery.
En 1985 la investigacion interdisciplinar permitio el advenimiento del buckyball y en 1991 aparecen los nanotubes de carbono.
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.