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A Fullerene Molecule with 320 Carbon Atoms

I created this image using Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator, which is available here.

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An Eighty-Atom Fullerene Molecule

The fullerene molecule that gets the most attention is C60, so I’m giving C80 a little bit of the spotlight, for balance. I made this using polyhedral modeling software called Stella 4d; you can try it for yourself at this website.

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Testing a Climate Change Claim: Does Burning a Gallon of Gasoline Really Put Twenty Pounds of Carbon Dioxide Into the Atmosphere?

When I read, recently, that “every gallon of gas you save not only helps your budget, it also keeps 20 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere,” (source) I reacted with skepticism. Twenty pounds? That seemed a bit high … Continue reading

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A 240-Atom Fullerene, and Related Polyhedra

The most well-known fullerene has the shape of a truncated icosahedron, best-known outside the world of geometry as the “futbol” / “football” / “soccer ball” shape — twenty hexagons and twelve pentagons, all regular. The formula for this molecule is C60. … Continue reading

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The Pseudo-Truncated-Icosahedron

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