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buckyball

(Encyclopedia) buckyball, colloquial term for buckminsterfullerene, a roughly spherical fullerene molecule consisting of 60 carbon atoms. Buckytube is a generic term for cylindrical fullerenes.

buckminsterfullerene

(Encyclopedia) buckminsterfullerene bŭk˝mĭnstərfo͝ol´ərēn˝, –fo͝ol˝ərēn´ or buckyball, C60, hollow cage carbon molecule named for R. Buckminster Fuller because of the resemblance of its molecular…

Smalley, Richard Errett

(Encyclopedia) Smalley, Richard Errett, 1943–2005, American chemist, b. Akron, Ohio, Ph.D. Princeton, 1973. He was a professor at Rice Univ. in Houston, Tex., from 1976 until his death in 2005.…

2000 Intel Science Talent Search Top Ten Winners

First Place: $50,000 scholarship, Natalia Toro, 14, Fairview High School, Boulder, Colo., for her physics project “Independent Analysis of Evidence for nu_mu <—> nu_tau Oscillations in…

Glossary of Chemical Terms - A

AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z achiral Describes any molecule or object that is superimposable upon its mirror image. acid A compound that produces hydrogen ions in water…

Texas

Texas State Facts Entered Union: Dec. 29, 1845 (28th State)Organized as republic: 1836Present constitution adopted: 1876 Fun Facts State abbreviation/Postal code: Tex./TXNickname: The Lone Star…