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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 whose geodesic domes the molecules resemble.


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