Soccer-ball-shaped molecule becomes a superconducter

Hecht, Jeff
April 1991
New Scientist;4/27/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1766, p25
Profiles the work of Art Hebard and his colleagues at AT&T Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, who have found that molecules of 60 carbon atoms, also known as buckeyballs, may be transformed into superconductors by `doping' them with a small quantity of potassium atoms. Temperature at which they are converted to superconductors; Two key tests for superconductivity; More.


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