Buckyball (C60) molecule over a grid

Buckyball (C60) molecule over a grid

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Caption: Buckyball. Computer graphic of buckyball (Buckminsterfullerene, C60) molecule over a surface with a grid. The buckyball's constituent spheres represent carbon atoms whilst the lines represent the bonds between them. The bonds link the atoms in pentagons and hexagons to form a football- shaped sphere. Buckminsterfullerene was discovered in 1985. It was the first of a range of spherical fullerenes to be found. Fullerenes are a structural form (allotrope) of the element carbon. Fullerenes have novel physical and chemical properties which can be exploited to produce new catalysts, lubricants and superconductors.

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Keywords: buckminsterfullerene, buckyball, c60, c60 buckyball, carbon, chemical, chemistry, compound, compounds, computer graphic, fullerene, graphic, molecular graphic, molecule, molecule molecules, organic

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