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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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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