Buckyball

A popular name for Buckminsterfullerene.
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buckyball

Also known as buckminsterfullerene or fullerene, a large molecule made of carbon atoms arranged in the form of a convex polyhedral cage. Buckyballs are named after the architect Richard Buckminster Fuller because they look like the geodesic domes that he invented. The first buckyball to be discovere...
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buckyball

buckyball, colloquial term for buckminsterfullerene, a roughly spherical fullerene molecule consisting of 60 carbon atoms. Buckytube. is a generic term for cylindrical fullerenes.
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