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It’s an Egg!

Alan Balch’s lab in the Chemistry Department just published an article about this egg-shaped fullerene. Fullerenes, or “buckyballs” (after Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome) are usually spherical soccer-ball type molecules made out of carbon atoms. A relative is the carbon nanotube.


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