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29 Jul 2014

Boron Buckyball Structure Discovered

Nanotechnology was advanced massively after the discovery of the original Buckyball in 1985

Scientists working with different molecular structures of Boron have discovered a configuration that resembles the Buckminsterfullerene, often referred to as the Buckyball, a structure that has become extremely important in the development of nanotechnology. The new material is just as hollow as the Buckball and could also have important implications in the development of nanotech.

The research was carried out by scientists from Brown University, along with colleagues in Shanxi University and Tsinghua University in China. Their discovery could have a profound impact on the future of...