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FULLERENES
101030010308001011114FULLERENESThe science of fullerenes is rather old, but its understanding is important as it has, in many ways, heralded giant leaps in nanoscience. The discovery of these molecules in 1985 opened up a new area of science. Fullerenes are molecular forms of carbon, which are distinctly different from the extended carbon forms known for millennia. There are numerous molecular forms, all of which are spheroidal in structure. We sketch here the fascinating area of this new allotrope of carbon, which may be the only allo…
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T. Pradeep: NANO: The Essentials: Understanding Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. FULLERENES, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2007), AccessEngineering Export