Scientists Have Long Been Puzzled By The Existence Of So-Called Buckyballs

Scientists Have Long Been Puzzled By The Existence Of So-Called Buckyballs
November 14, 2019

Researchers have long been baffled by the existence of so-called “buckyballs”—complicated carbon molecules with a soccer-ball-like construction—all through the interstellar area. Now, a staff of researchers from the University of Arizona has proposed a mechanism for their formation in a examine revealed within the Astrophysical Journal Letters. Carbon 60, or C60 for the brief, whose official identify is Buckminsterfullerene, is available in spherical molecules including 60 carbon atoms organized in…

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