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