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Balm, "[C.sub.60]: buckminsterfullerene," Chemical Reviews, vol.
Buckminsterfullerene has potential medical applications in the treatment of cancer and HIV, and also in the creation of body armour.
In September 1985, Nobel Prize-winning chemist Rick Smalley discovered the original [C.sub.60] molecule, buckminsterfullerene ("buckyballs"), which comprised 60 pure carbon atoms.
These carbon allotropes include lonsdaleite (Frondel and Marvin 1967), buckminsterfullerene (Kroto et al.
Harold Kroto, who shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of buckminsterfullerene (the molecules commonly known as buckyballs), is a chemist at Florida State University in Tallahassee.
Two years later, investigators named a newly discovered spherical carbon molecule, with a structure like the dome's, the "Buckminsterfullerene" in his honor.
For example, Battelle's Toxicology Northwest inhalation toxicology facility, Richland, Wash., has developed the capability to expose rodents to nanoscale spherical Buckminsterfullerene "buckyball" particles.
Fullerenes (i.e., Buckminsterfullerene, or "Bucky balls") are nanomaterials that gained attention after the first preparation of [C.sub.60], a novel allotrope of carbon consisting of 60 carbon atoms joined to form a cagelike structure (Kroto et al.
The Buckminsterfullerene, or "buckyball," launched the field of carbon nanotechnology and won its co-discoverers the 1996 Nobel Prize in chemistry.
Each wheel was a molecule called buckminsterfullerene, which consists of 60 carbon atoms arranged in a pattern that looks like the surface of a soccer ball.
Some 2000 years later, Kepler's revolutionary elliptic planetary model was directly influenced by Pythagoras' Spheres, (3) which has more recently inspired the spatial design of the [C.sub.60] Buckminsterfullerene molecule.