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Science video recorded in 2007.

The Buckyball, or C60 molecule was discovered by accident (in the lab) while trying to understand the chemistry between the stars in the Interstellar Medium ISM.  The discovery led to the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1996.  Here we look at the structure of C60 and make a molecular model.

Please see the article linked to below which accompanies this workshop.





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Jonathan Hare with Bucky Ball

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