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Fullerene (Buckyball)

Categories: Chemistry, Nanotechnology
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3D Buckyball by Bryan Brandenburg
The fullerenes are a recently-discovered family of carbon allotropes named after Buckminster Fuller. They are molecules composed entirely of carbon, in the form of a hollow sphere, ellipsoid, or tube. Read more

Carbon Nanotube

Categories: Chemistry, Nanotechnology
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3D Nanotube by Bryan Brandenburg
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are an allotrope of carbon. They take the form of cylindrical carbon molecules and have novel properties... Read more

Carbon 6 Atom

Categories: Atomic Physics, Chemistry, Nanotechnology
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Carbon 6 Atom by Bryan Brandenburg
Carbon occurs in all organic life and is the basis of organic chemistry. This nonmetal also has the interesting chemical property of being able to bond with itself and a wide variety of other elements, forming nearly ten million known compounds. Read more