Fullerene

A fullerene is any molecule composed of carbon, in the form of a hollow sphere, ellipsoid, tube, and many other shapes. Spherical fullerenes are also called buckyballs, and they resemble the balls used in football (soccer). Cylindrical ones are called carbon nanotubes or buckytubes. Fullerenes are similar in structure to graphite, which is compose...
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fullerene

<chemistry> One of a class of hollow, cagelike compounds composed of carbon atoms arranged in patterns of hexagons and pentagons which are shaped like spheres or cylinders. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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Fullerene

A Fullerene is a pure carbon molecule composed of at least 60 atoms of carbon. They are cage-like structures of carbon atoms; the most abundant form produced is Buckminster-fullerene (C60), with sixty carbon atoms arranged in a spherical structure. Because a Fullerene takes a shape similar to a soccer ball or a geodesic dome, it is sometimes referr...
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fullerene

A third form of carbon, after diamond and graphite. Its molecules may be roughly spherical in shape, in which case they are known as buckyballs, or tubular in shape, in which case they are known as carbon nanotubes. Fullerene, also known as buckminsterfullerene, is named after the American architect...
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fullerene

any of a series of hollow carbon molecules that form either a closed cage (`buckyballs`) or a cylinder (carbon `nanotubes`). The first fullerene was ... [9 related articles]
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fullerene

Form of carbon, discovered in 1985, based on closed cages of carbon atoms. The molecules of the most symmetrical of the fullerenes are called buckminsterfullerenes (or buckyballs). They are perfect spheres made up of 60 carbon atoms linked together in 12 pentagons and 20 hexagons fitted together like those of a spherical football. Other fullerenes ...
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fullerene

fullerene, any of a class of carbon molecules in which the carbon atoms are arranged into 12 pentagonal faces and 2 or more hexagonal faces to form a hollow sphere, cylinder, or similar figure. The smallest possible fullerene molecule may have as few as 32 atoms of carbon, although fullerenelike mol...
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fullerene

[n] - a form of carbon having a large spheroidal molecule consisting of an empty cage of sixty or more carbon atoms
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