Improbable "Buckyegg" Hatched

December 2006
Science Teacher;Dec2006, Vol. 73 Issue 9, p20
Academic Journal
The article reports on an egg-shaped fullerene, or "buckyball egg," which has been created by chemists at the University of California, Davis. Buckeyballs, or fullerenes, are usually spherical molecules of carbon, named after R. Buckminster Fuller, who is the inventor of the geodesic dome. In buckyball eggs, the carbon atoms are arranged in pentagons and hexagons and their structures resemble a soccer ball.


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