TITLE

Chemists predict structures of' natural' fullerenes

AUTHOR(S)
Baggott, Jim
PUB. DATE
October 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;10/26/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1792, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on chemists Patrick Fowler and David Manolopoulos' use of simple chemical theory to devise a set of rules for predicting the most stable and most likely structures for any number of carbon atoms in larger fullerenes. Need for the carbon atoms to use up all four of their outermost electrons when they bond together; Splitting of the fullerenes with more than 60 carbon atoms into three number series.
ACCESSION #
10556410

 

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