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November 4, 2011

Diamonds, pencils and buckyballs

Focusing on the structure and properties of buckminsterfullerene molecules, carbon allotropes, along with diamonds and graphite, usually referred to as buckyballs. Buckyballs have a hollow spherical shape, like the geodesic spheres designed by American inventor and architect, R. Buckminster Fuller.

Credit: NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation

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