A soccer-ball-shaped molecule formed of a large number of carbon atoms. Because of their hexagonal and pentagonal shape, the molecules were dubbed "buckyballs" in reference to R. Buckminster Fuller's building designs. Also known as fullerenes

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News Articles that refer to Buckyball

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Using Carbon Nanotubes For Quantum Computing
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CMU Buckyball Project
Manufacturing C-60 crystals. Now working on nanoparticles as well, making them out of such materials as samarium-cobalt, neodymium-iron-boron, cobalt-boron-silicon, tungsten carbide, silicon carbide, europium and gadolinium.

NYU Fullerene Group
Group performing research on fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, and their characteristics. This research is being carried out in association with a number of enthusiastic students, both graduate and undergraduate.