Buckminsterfullerene definition

bŭkmĭn-stər-fo͝olə-rēn
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.
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A round, pure-carbon fullerene, C60, with a structure similar to that of a geodesic dome.
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An extremely stable, ball-shaped carbon molecule whose structure looks like a geodesic dome. It is believed to occur naturally in soot, and was the first fullerene to be discovered. Also called buckyball. Chemical formula: C60 .
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An allotrope of carbon having a hollow molecule consisting of 60 atoms arranged in 12 pentagonal and 20 hexagonal faces to form a truncated icosahedron; the smallest of the fullerenes.
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Noun

Singular:
buckminsterfullerene
Plural:
buckminsterfullerenes

Origin of buckminsterfullerene

  • After Richard Buckminster Fuller

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • from Richard Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome

    From Wiktionary