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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.
Lamb and his co-workers at the University of Arizona in Tucson have donned gloves and masks when working with chemistry's latest darling, a soccerball-shaped molecule known as buckminsterfullerene.
The exhibition, developed in collaboration with the Francis Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, will feature creative responses to aspirin, isooctane, penicillin G, polyethylene, nylon, DNA, progestin, DDT, Prozac and buckminsterfullerene.
When researchers discovered the buckminsterfullerene molecule in 1985, they thought they had found the ideal candidate for such a role.
Heath was a member of the team that discovered buckminsterfullerene (C60, or "buckyballs"), a new class of all-carbon materials with the potential for countless industrial applications.
have now demostrated that a tip capped with a single "buckyball"--a perfectly symmetric, spherical molecule consisting of 60 carbon atoms, more formally known as buckminsterfullerene -- can serve as an extremely small, well-defined electron source that may be suitable for certain types of microscopy.
His thesis work on the chemistry of Buckminsterfullerene was instrumental in the award of the Nobel Prize for his thesis advisor, Professor Richard Smalley.
Most famous of the fullerenes is buckminsterfullerene, a 60-carbon, soccer-ball-shaped molecule whose interlocking hexagonal and pentagonal facets resemble the geodesic domes designed by engineering visionary R.
Kroto and Smalley gave the large molecule a suitably large name, buckminsterfullerene (because the molecule was reminiscent of the geodesic domes designed by R.