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The C320 Fullerene Polyhedron
The duals of the geodesic domes are polyhedra with hexagonal and pentagonal faces. This particular one has 320 vertices, with those vertices representing carbon atoms. Here is C320 as a polyhedron. The next image shows this molecule as a ballandstick … Continue reading
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Tagged 320, c, C320, carbon, chemistry, fullerene, geometry, Mathematics, molecular, molecule, polyhedra, polyhedron, science
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The Construction of a Zome Model of a 240Atom Fullerene Molecule, In Seven Pictures
You can buy your own Zome at http://www.zometool.com.
A Fullerene Molecule with 320 Carbon Atoms
I created this image using Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator, which is available here.
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Tagged buckyball, carbon, chemistry, fullerene, science
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An EightyAtom 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.
Buckminsterfullerene Molecular Models: Three Different Versions
Buckminsterfullerene, a molecule made of 60 carbon atoms, and having the shape of a truncated icosahedron, is easily modeled with Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator (see http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php to try or buy this program). The first image shows the”ball and stick” version … Continue reading
A 240Atom Fullerene, and Related Polyhedra
The most wellknown fullerene has the shape of a truncated icosahedron, bestknown 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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Tagged allotrope, C240, carbon, chemistry, fullerene, geodesic, geometry, Mathematics, molecule, polyhedra, polyhedron, science, sphere
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A Truncated Icosahedron with Sixty Extra Hexagons
I created this using Stella 4d, which is available (including a free trial download) at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php. With adjustments in edge lengths to make the bond lengths correct, this would be the shape of a C180 fullerene molecule. If the thirtytwo faces … Continue reading