Latest Metallofullerene Stories
Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have reported the first experimental evidence that supports the theory that a soccer ball-shaped nanoparticle commonly called a buckyball is the result of a breakdown of larger structures rather than being built atom-by-atom from the ground up.
Small, smaller, â€œnanoâ€ data storage! Interest is growing in the use of metallofullerenes â€“ carbon â€œcagesâ€ with embedded metallic compounds â€“ as materials for miniature data storage devices.
Virginia Tech chemistry Professor Harry C. Dorn, Emory and Henry College chemistry Professor James Duchamp, and Panos Fatouros, have co-invented a hands-off process for filling fullerenes with radio-active material.
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