Diamonds, Pencils And Buckyballs: A Look At Buckminsterfullerene

This video focuses on the structure and properties of buckminsterfullerene molecules, carbon allotropes, along with diamonds and graphite, usually referred to as buckyballs. Buckyballs have a hollow spherical shape, like the geodesic spheres designed by American inventor and architect R. Buckminster Fuller.

Provided by the National Science Foundation & NBC Learn

Runtime: 6:00

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