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Computer graphics of Buckminsterfullerene

Computer graphics of Buckminsterfullerene

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CLIVE FREEMAN, THE ROYAL INSTITUTION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CLIVE FREEMAN, THE ROYAL INSTITUTION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Computer graphics representation of the packing structure of Buckminsterfullerene, a novel form of pure carbon. The compound was first described by Huffman et al in 1990 & consists of molecules of 60 carbon atoms arranged in an icosahedral pattern similar to that of a panelled football. Its name is derived from Richard Buckminster Fuller, the architect & engineer who utilised icosahedral geometry in his geodesic domes. Alternatively named "footballene", it might find applications in new technologies such as molecular-scale packaging or as a lubricant. This image was made using BIOSYM TECHNOLOGIES software.

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