Saturday, September 04, 2010

MC2 Post 781 Buckyballs 25 years Later

Interactive Google Doodle Celebrates 
Buckyball 25th Anniversary

From LA News Monitor:

A new allotropic form of elemental carbon was discovered in 1985.The carbon atoms in the structure were found to be arranged in a comparatively smaller cluster of atoms. These were christened “buckminsterfullerene”. The rational behind this name is that the atoms in the structure resembled the geodesic domes designed by the architect-engineer, R. Buckminster Fuller. In the due course, the name cut down to “Buckyball”. 

Wondering why is this that you are seeing on the Google homepage?


But Wait There's More....

Fullerene :  A Fullerene is any molecule composed entirely of carbon.


Nanotubes and Buckyballs:

Jun 27, 2009 ... "The buckyball, being the roundest of round molecules, is also quite resistant to high speed collisions....


Chemical of the Week: Buckyballs


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