Unformatted text preview: tremendously under heat changes. The core of his lecture was about fullerenes. He gave a detailed explanation of its nature. Fullerenes are molecules that are made of only carbon atoms forming a 3D molecule. The most famous structure is the soccer ball which contains 60 carbon atoms and is made of connected benzene and pentagon rings. The fullerene contains 12 pentagons regardless of its size and has a minimum of 24 carbon atoms. Dr. Curl also discussed the Arc Apparatus for Making Fullerenes in his lecture. The apparatus can make fullerene molecules using a bell jar and graphite bars....
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- Fall '10
- cell biology, Robert F. Curl, Dr. Robert F., Dr. Robert F. Curl