Home > News > Baby buckyballs hold unusual promise
April 29th, 2004
Baby buckyballs hold unusual promise
Miniature "buckyballs" have been created for the first time, and hold the promise of new and unusual physical properties for nano-engineers to explore. Normally it takes 60 carbon atoms to construct a stable buckyball. But Su-Yuan Xie, from Xiamen University in south-east China, and colleagues made buckyballs from just 50 carbon atoms, by using a ring of 10 chlorine atoms as a belt to support the smaller structure.
'Exotic' material is like a switch when super thin April 18th, 2014
Innovative strategy to facilitate organ repair April 18th, 2014
Thinnest feasible membrane produced April 17th, 2014
More effective kidney stone treatment, from the macroscopic to the nanoscale April 17th, 2014