Definition of buckminsterfullerene
: a spherical fullerene C60 that is an extremely stable form of pure carbon, consists of interconnected pentagons and hexagons suggestive of the geometry of a geodesic dome, and is believed to be a major constituent of soot
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The spherical molecule, also known as buckminsterfullerene, led to the buckytube, carbon cunningly woven into a hollow pipe.
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Origin and Etymology of buckminsterfullerene
R. Buckminster Fuller
First Known Use: 1985See Words from the same year
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