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By H. W. Kroto, D. R. M. Walton

ISBN-10: 0521459176

ISBN-13: 9780521459174

The research of carbon has been revolutionized because the discovery of the soccerball formed C60 molecule Buckminsterfullerene. This e-book examines the trendy examine of the chemistry, physics and astrophysics of carbon, via contributions from best employees within the topic. It encompasses a background of the origins of a soccerball constitution for the C60 molecule and a piece on its discovery and creation. It then appears on the thought and the astrophysics and chemistry of the fabric. those contributions consequence from a gathering held on the Royal Society in October 1992. The contributions previously seemed within the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

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Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A (1993) P. W. Fowler 42 Figure 2. The leapfrog construction. A fullerene polyhedron is omnicapped and dualized to yield a fullerene with three times as many atoms. shell is not the sole determinant of fullerene stability and electronic and steric factors are in fine balance. The experimental characterization of higher fullerene structures is providing some interesting surprises. All structures found so far are compatible with the IPR, and elimination of pentagon contacts has both steric and electronic advantages.

Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A (1993) 36 W. Krdtschmer and D. R. Huffman quantities. We estimated the concentration as an order of a percent of the graphitic soot. However, the euphoria soon was followed by considerable concern. We still could not completely exclude the possibility that the ra lines were produced by contaminant, and we felt that such a sensational result, if true, had to be substantiated by additional experiments. 4. Fullerites As part of his thesis work K. Fostiropoulos, in Heidelberg, investigated the effects of possible soot contamination and used much cleaner conditions and procedures than used previously.

R. Huffman quantities. We estimated the concentration as an order of a percent of the graphitic soot. However, the euphoria soon was followed by considerable concern. We still could not completely exclude the possibility that the ra lines were produced by contaminant, and we felt that such a sensational result, if true, had to be substantiated by additional experiments. 4. Fullerites As part of his thesis work K. Fostiropoulos, in Heidelberg, investigated the effects of possible soot contamination and used much cleaner conditions and procedures than used previously.

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