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