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Buckminster fullerenes

18 July 2015

Buckminster fullerenes are back on the menu at http://phys.org/print356180451.html … scientists at the Swiss University of Basel has identified a particle, the positively charged buckminster fullerenes (see Nature July 2015). Buckminster fullerenes are made up of 60 crbon atoms with the shape of a soccer ball and their existence was at first dismissed (in the 1989s). They are also ionised particles – which accounts for their rehabilitation.

The same story is at http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/07/15/finding-buckminsterfullerenes-are-… … with the usual comments, some of them being useful to read.

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