from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A molecule of buckminsterfullerene.
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- n. A buckminsterfullerene molecule.
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- n. a spheroidal fullerene; the first known example of a fullerene
Not just any carbon molecule, but a "buckyball" -- 60 carbon atoms arranged in the shape of a soccer ball, with the same structure as the geodesic dome popularized by Buckminster Fuller.
Lockheed Martin is sponsoring the Year of the Nano, Rice's celebration of the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the buckminsterfullerene molecule -- the "buckyball" -- that enables nanotechnology.
A research team has identified a new biological function for a soccer ball-shaped nanoparticle called a buckyball -- the ability to block allergic response, setting the stage for the development of new therapies for allergy.
University of Western Ontario astronomer Jan Cami holds a model of the C60 molecule buckminsterfullerene, also known as a buckyball, which he and his team have discovered in space using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
he droplet, which is about 1mm 10 million times larger than an atom, is also one million times larger than the second largest object--a 2-nm molecule called a buckyball--whose wave-particle duality was observed in 2003.
The digital text also captured the evolving structure of a living language, and almost a half-million English words that have appeared since 1950, partly reflecting the growing number of technical terms, such as buckyball, netiquette and phytonutrient.
A new study from Rice University predicts the existence and stability of another "buckyball" consisting entirely of boron atoms.
Smalley won a Nobel Prize in chemistry for his discovery of buckminsterfullerene, fondly known as the "buckyball" in industry circles.
Astronomers have discovered a rare form of carbon known as a 'buckyball' in space for the first time.
Many of the new arrivals to dictionaries, like "buckyball" and "netiquette," have seen an explosive rise in use.
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