a round, pure-carbon fullerene, C, with a structure similar to that of a geodesic dome
Origin of buckminsterfullereneafter R. Buckminster Fuller
An extremely stable, ball-shaped carbon molecule, C60, reminiscent of a geodesic dome, and believed to occur naturally in soot. It was the first fullerene to be discovered. Also called buckyball.
Origin of buckminsterfullereneAfter Richard Buckminster Fuller.
from Richard Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome