Great balls of carbon

Baggott, Jim
July 1991
New Scientist;7/6/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1776, p34
Reports on fullerenes, the carbon molecule content of soot. Background on chemists' studies of fullerenes; Features of buckminsterfullerene; Possibility of the formation of buckminsterfullerene everytime a candle is lighted; Background on discovery of buckminsterfullerenes; Harold Kroto and David Walton at the University of Sussex's study on an interstellar molecule called cyanopolyynes.


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