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  • How molecular footballs burst in an X-ray laser beam

    An international research team has observed in real time how football molecules made of carbon atoms burst in the beam of an X-ray laser. The study shows the temporal course of the bursting process, which takes less than a trillionth of a second, and is important for the analysis of sensitive protei more

  • Fullerenes Bridge Conductive Gap in Organic Photovoltaics

    Organic photovoltaics have achieved remarkably high efficiencies, but finding optimum combinations of materials for high-performance organic solar cells, which are also economically competitive, still presents a challenge. Researchers from the United States and China have now developed an innovative more

  • Golden Ball in a Golden Cage

    Researchers have synthesized a tiny structure from 32 gold atoms. This nanocluster has a core of 12 gold atoms surrounded by a shell of 20 additional gold atoms. As the scientists report in the journal Angewandte Chemie, the unusual stability of this cluster results from electronic interactions with more

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Harry Kroto and C60

Remembering Sir Harry Kroto, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of C60.... a man with a passion for science and a mischievous streak! more

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Sir Harry Kroto & Buckminsterfullerene

Over the weekend, the news of Sir Harry Kroto’s passing filtered slowly through the internet. Perhaps the best summary of his life and achievements was already written by Kroto himself, so here we take a brief look at his most acclaimed discovery: that of the amusingly named form of carbon, buckmins more

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Fullerene Fullerene C540 :"C60" and "C-60" redirect here. For other uses, see C60 (disambiguation) . The Fullerenes, discovered in 1985 by Robert Curl , Harold Kroto and Richard Smalley at the University of Sussex and Rice University , ... more


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