what is difference between buckminsterfullerene and buckyball
From the name of Richard Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome, + -ene.
buckminsterfullerene (plural buckminsterfullerenes)
- An allotrope of carbon having a hollow molecule consisting of 60 atoms arranged in 12 pentagonal and 20 hexagonal faces to form a truncated icosahedron; the smallest of the fullerenes.
- David Barthelmy (1997–2021), “Buckminsterfullerene”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.
- “buckminsterfullerene”, in Mindat.org, Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2021.
Blend of buckminsterfullerene + ball, used as an abbreviation for buckminsterfullerene
buckyball (plural buckyballs)
- (chemistry, informal) A buckminsterfullerene molecule (C60).
- (by extension) The most common types of spheroidal fullerenes, C60 and C70 usually, with additionally C72 and C76 also included at times.
- (by extension) Any spheroidal fullerene, from C20 on upwards.
- carbon nanotube / buckytube
- atomic carbon
- amorphous carbon
- (C60): buckminsterfullerene on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- (spheroidal fullerene): fullerene on Wikipedia.Wikipedia