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Element 1: Carbon
Structure: Spherical
Origin: Laser Vaporization
PPMD: 1  nm
Added to NIL: 7/20/2005 9:06:00 AM
Contributor: Richard   E   Smalley  ,   Rice University 


Related Website:
http://cohesion.rice.edu/naturalsciences/smalley/smalley.cfm?doc_id=4855 

Research Abstract:
Discovered a new allotrope of carbon that consists of 60 carbon atoms in the shape of a soccer ball. The molecule was named Buckminsterfullerene and given the nickname  

Related Publications:
S. Ramesh, L. M. Ericson, V. A. Davis, R. K. Saini, C. Kittrell, M. Pasquali, W. E. Billups, W. W. Adams, R. H. Hauge and R. E. Smalley ""Dissolution of pristine single-walled carbon nanotubes in superacids by direct protonation" Journal of Physical Chemistry B 108, 8794-8798 (2004)." Journal of Physical Chemistry, B 108 (2004): 8794-8798. S. M. Huang, M. Woodson, R. Smalley and J. Liu ""Growth mechanism of oriented long single walled carbon nanotubes using 'fast-heating' chemical vapor deposition more info
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