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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 

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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  

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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 process." Nano Letters, 4, 1025-1028 (2004)." Nano Letters, 4 (2004): 1025-1028. G. N. Ostojic, S. Zaric, J. Kono, M. S. Strano, V. C. Moore, R. H. Hauge and R. E. Smalley ""Interband recombination dynamics in resonantly excited single-walled carbon nanotubes." Physical Review Letters, 92, 117402 (2004).." Physical Review Letters, 92 (2004): 117402. L. M. Ericson, H. Fan, H. Peng, V. A. Davis, W. Zhou, J. Sulpizio, Y. H. Wang, R. Booker, J. Vavro, C. Guthy, A. N. G. Parra-Vasquez, M. J. Kim, S. Ramesh, R. Saini, C. Kittrell, G. Lavin, H. Schimdt, W. W. Adams, W. E. Billups, M. Pasquali, W. H. Hwang, R. H. Hauge, J. E. Fischer and R. E. Smalley ""Macroscopic, Neat, Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Fibers" Science 305, 1447-1450 (2004)." Science, 305 (2004): 1447-1450. S. Zaric, G. N. Ostojic, J. Kono, J. Shaver, V. C. Moore, M. S. Strano, R. H. Hauge, R. E. Smalley and X. Wei ""Optical signatures of the Aharonov-Bohm phase in single-walled carbon nanotubes." Science, 304, 1129-1131 (2004)." Science, 304 (2004): 1129-1131. V. A. Davis, L. M. Ericson, A. N. G. Parra-Vasquez, H. Fan, Y. H. Wang, V. Prieto, J. A. Longoria, S. Ramesh, R. K. Saini, C. Kittrell, W. E. Billups, W. W. Adams, R. H. Hauge, R. E. Smalley and M. Pasquali ""Phase Behavior and rheology of SWNTs in superacids." Macromolecules, 37, 154-160 (2004).." Macromolecules, 37 (2004): 154-160. T. V. Sreekumar, T. Liu, B. G. Min, H. Guo, S. Kumar, R. H. Hauge and R. E. Smalley ""Polyacrylonitrile single-walled carbon nanotube composite fibers." Advanced Materials, 16, 58 (2004).." Advanced Materials, 16 (2004): 58. W. Zhou, J. Vavro, C. Guthy, K. I. Winey, J. E. Fischer, L. M. Ericson, S. Ramesh, R. Saini, V. A. Davis, C. Kittrell, M. Pasquali, R. H. Hauge and R. E. Smalley ""Single wall carbon nanotube fibers extruded from super-acid suspensions: Preferred orientation, electrical, and thermal transport." Journal of Applied Physics, 95, 649-655 (2004).." Journal of Applied Physics, 95 (2004): 649-655. J. Wu, W. Walukiewicz, W. Shan, E. Bourret-Courchesne, J. W. Ager, K. M. Yu, E. E. Haller, K. Kissell, S. M. Bachilo, R. B. Weisman and R. E. Smalley ""Structure-dependent hydrostatic deformation potentials of individual single-walled carbon nanotubes" Physical Review Letters 93, 017404 (2004)." Physical Review Letters, 93 (2004): 017404. J. Kono, G. N. Ostojic, S. Zaric, M. S. Strano, V. C. Moore, J. Shaver, R. H. Hauge and R. E. Smalley ""Ultra-fast optical spectroscopy of micelle-suspended single-walled carbon nanotubes." Applied Physics a-Materials Science & Processing, 78, 1093-1098 (2004).." Applied Physics a-Materials Science & Processing, 78 (2004): 1093-1098.  less info
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