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C60 - the Buckminsterfullerene
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   Cog·i·ta·tion [koj-i-tey'-shun] – noun: Concerted thought or reflection; meditation; contemplation.
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C60 - the Buckminsterfullerene

Buckminsterfullerene - now there's a new word for your nanotechnology lexicon. It happens to be the name for carbon 60 (C60, Buckyball), the third form of carbon, after diamond and graphite, discovered in 1985 by Richard Smalley, Harold Kroto and Robert Curl. It won them the Nobel Prize in 1996. Mr. Buckminster Fuller was the architect of the geodesic dome shell model with a hollow core that bears his name.

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