- World's thinnest wires. Stover, Dawn; Normile, Dennis // Popular Science;Jun93, Vol. 242 Issue 6, p27
States that the NEC Corp. researchers who discovered buckytubes in 1991 have found a way to fill them with lead. Explanation of buckytubes; Research details and procedures.
- Neon buckyballs. Stover, Dawn // Popular Science;Aug93, Vol. 243 Issue 2, p24
Reports that chemists at Yale University have discovered a `window' in buckminsterfullerenes, or buckyballs, the all-carbon molecules shaped like soccer balls. By forcing an atom of neon through the window opening, a team led by chemist Martin Saunders has created the first neon compound ever...
- The secret life of super-carbon. Del Guercio, Gino // World Monitor;Aug92, Vol. 5 Issue 8, p24
Discusses how the recent rediscovery of the efficiency of super-carbon compounds by two Rice University chemists in Houston, Texas, could provide many promises that could change your life in many ways, combat global warming and many other possibilities. Chemists Richard Smalley and Bob Curl;...
- Rainbow-coloured buckyballs light up the lab. Bradley, David // New Scientist;5/1/93, Vol. 138 Issue 1871, p15
Reports on the light produced by buckyballs or fullerenes when trapped in the channels of a porous mineral and exposed to blue laser light. Photoluminescence; Light emission by `electroluminescent' materials; VPI-5; Tests made.
- Intergalactic carbon. // Astronomy;Aug95, Vol. 23 Issue 8, p22
Reports on identification of intergalactic ionized carbon by a team of Astronomers from the University of Hawaii. Series of gaps in quasars spectra; Implication of the presence of carbon; Rarity of ionized carbon.
- Ocean soot forces climate rethink. Cohen, Philip // New Scientist;9/14/96, Vol. 151 Issue 2047, p15
Reports on a study which suggests that half of the carbon found in ocean sediments may not have been removed by marine life but in fact came from forests. Revision of the model scientists use to predict how the planet will respond to climate change; Study of a core of sediment drilled from the...
- Uses for buckytubes. // Science Teacher;Apr93, Vol. 60 Issue 4, p8
Reports on a computer model which has shown that boron or nitrogen gas atoms can be inserted into the structure of cylinder-shaped carbon molecules known as `buckytubes' without compromising that structure. Use of insertion process to alter the molecules' electronic properties for use in...
- Is there a Buckyball in your future? // Architectural Record;Oct1991, Vol. 179 Issue 10, p33
Reports that the recent discovery of how to create a buckminsterfullerene, or `buckyball,' has led to increased research on the buckyball. It's a molecule joined by electronic bonds between carbon atoms with a geodesic structure similar to that designed by the late Buckminster Fuller.
- Hairy carbon extends battery life. Stover, Dawn // Popular Science;Jan93, Vol. 242 Issue 1, p25
States that a new material that contains microscopic branching filaments of carbon could make batteries last longer. Details on `hairy carbon,' a material developed by engineers at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo; Other applications.
- First light on fluid carbon. Bloembergen, N. // Nature;3/12/1992, Vol. 356 Issue 6365, p110
Mentions a report by D.H. Reitz, H. Ahn and M.C. Downer in `Physical Review' that discusses how graphite and diamond can be melted momentarily by intense laser irradiation before expanding as a hot plasma. Possible the first fleeting glimpse of fluid carbon; The pump-probe experiments of Downer...