from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a class of stable compounds containing carbon, hydrogen, and boron.

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  • n. Any of a class of organic compounds of boron, mostly having a polyhedral structure.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Blend of carbon and borane.


  • To verify that the carborane — carbon and boron — wheels actually turn, the researchers built some nano-tricycles and compared them to the cars.

    Boing Boing

  • The synthesis and imaging by scanning tunneling microscopy of a mixed wheeled nanovehicle composed of a p-carborane small-wheeled short front axle and a C60 large-wheeled long rear axle that has been termed a nanodragster due to the structural relation to a dragster are reported.

    Next Big Future

  • This nanodragster is expected to exhibit motion at a lower temperature than pure C60-wheeled nanocars and should allow the investigation of the role played by p-carborane wheels in directional motion.

    Next Big Future

  • But p-carborance wheels are difficult to trace, limiting the information that scientists can glean from the motion of the nanocars with p-carborane slicks.


  • Scientists discovered that wheels made of p-carborane, a cluster of carbon and borane atoms, can run at much cooler temperatures.


  • The nanodragster combines the best of both worlds, with buckyball rear tires and p-carborane front wheels.


  • The individual building blocks aggregate around the carborane to form a spherical supermolecule with fullerene-type geometry, enclosing the carborane within the structure as a "guest molecule".

    Nano Tech Wire

  • Nano technology has impressed us to the core lately, and its blend in automobiles is beyond the word impressive, and this 2.1 nanometres car bearing carborane wheels and flexible axles is a perfect illustration.

    Gizmo Watch

  • PTC II and carborane are both installed at three sites, and there is strong pull from many other customers. Home Page

  • The technologies developed by Varian include damage engineering, including process temperature control that reduces end-of-range damage and surface defects, carborane, SuperScan to address radial threshold voltage non-uniformity, and new implant scanning modes that address emerging issues with device non-uniformity. Home Page


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