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  • There are no buckyball fullerene in "buckypaper", just as there is none in "smart paper" - the fullerene molecules are too tiny to be seen as pixels or be colored white on one side and black on another - en masse they are yellow powder, but color is a concept not applicable to a single "buckyball" molecule.

    Buckypaper and the End of Print Literature

  • Future planes, cars may be made of 'buckypaper' - It's called "buckypaper" and looks a lot like ordinary carbon paper, but don't be fooled by the cute name or flimsy appearance. ...

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge Future planes, cars may be made of 'buckypaper' - It's called "buckypaper" and looks a lot like ordinary carbon paper, but don't be fooled by the cute name or flimsy appearance. ...

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge Future planes, cars may be made of 'buckypaper' - It's called "buckypaper" and looks a lot like ordinary carbon paper, but don't be fooled by the cute name or flimsy appearance.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • Scientists say 'buckypaper' -- made from tube-shaped carbon molecules 50,000 times thinner than a human hair -- could revolutionize the way the way everything from airplanes to TVs are made.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • You mixed up two unrelated things - "smart paper" with image-forming rotating balls in tiny capsules, and "buckypaper" a flat sheet of carbon nanotubes.

    Buckypaper and the End of Print Literature

  • The only superficial similarity between "smart paper" displays and "buckypaper" material is that they are both flat sheets.

    Buckypaper and the End of Print Literature

  • A view from an electron microscope shows the multiwalled carbon nanotube "buckypaper" used in the new thermocells.

    UT Dallas News Center

  • My colleague Eliza Strickland over on 80 Beats has a post about researchers who want to build a new world of out of buckypaper, a superstrong material that has applications ranging from an airplane construction material to lightweight display screens.

    Space Elevator Still At Ground Floor

  • A back of the envelope calculation shows that at full IM7 strength, this buckypaper would have a tensile strength of about 56,000 kg/cm2.

    Space Elevator Still At Ground Floor

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  • Fascinating article!

    October 21, 2008

  • As a product name it doesn't really inspire confidence!

    October 21, 2008

  • Interesting. I just saw this article at cnn.com.

    October 21, 2008

  • Yahoo: 'The surprise guest was a molecule with 60 carbon atoms shaped like a soccer ball. To Kroto, it also looked like the geodesic domes promoted by Buckminster Fuller, an architect, inventor and futurist. That inspired Kroto to name the new molecule buckminsterfullerene, or buckyballs for short.

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    'Researchers at Smalley's laboratory then inadvertently found that the tubes would stick together when disbursed in a liquid suspension and filtered through a fine mesh, producing a thin film — buckypaper.'

    October 18, 2008