Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of a class of stable crystalline compounds composed of carbon, boron, and hydrogen.

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

Etymologies

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

[Blend of carbon and borane.]

Examples

  • 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

  • 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.

    TreeHugger

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

    TreeHugger

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

    TreeHugger

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

    TreeHugger

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

    TreeHugger

  • 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

  • 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.

    TreeHugger

  • 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

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

    TreeHugger

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