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Buckyball research, conceptual artwork

Buckyball research, conceptual artwork

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LAGUNA DESIGN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY LAGUNA DESIGN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Buckyball research. Conceptual computer artwork of a spherical fullerene molecule (buckyball) in a test tube, with the silhouetted structure seen in the background. This artwork could represent research being carried out into the use of fullerenes for medical purposes, such as using them to help antibodies target bacteria or cancer cells. Fullerenes are a structural type (allotrope) of carbon. Spherical fullerenes are also called buckyballs after the first such molecule to be discovered (buckminsterfullerene, C60). The molecular model here shows how the spherical surface consists of hexagonal and pentagonal rings of carbon atoms. This is a large buckyball with more than 60 carbon atoms.

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