buckminsterfullerene

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n buckminsterfullerene a spheroidal fullerene; the first known example of a fullerene
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Usage


In news:

Spherical fullerene molecules are referred to as buckyballs, after the first such molecule to be discovered (C60, buckminsterfullerene).
Spherical fullerene molecules are referred to as buckyballs , after the first such molecule to be discovered (C60, buckminsterfullerene).
" buckypumpkin " represents a C60 buckminsterfullerene molecule.
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In science:

In a paper published in Nature in 1999, the group led by Anton Zeilinger in Vienna observed de Broglie wave interference of the buckminsterfullerene C60 - the most stable fullerene with a mass of 720 atomic units, composed of 60 tightly bound carbon atoms.
Quantum interference of molecules -- probing the wave nature of matter
The C1s shakeup spectra of buckminsterfullerene, acenaphthylene, and naphtalene, studied by high resolution X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and quantum mechanical calculations. J.
Shake-up and shake-off excitations with associated electron losses in X-ray studies of proteins
It is noteworthy that isotropic sets on the unit sphere exist that are none of the Platonic solids, e.g., the 64-vertex polyhedron deļ¬ned by the molecule of the buckminsterfullerene, popularly known as the Buckyball.
The Computation of All 4R Serial Spherical Wrists With an Isotropic Architecture
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