C60 - the Buckminsterfullerene
- now there's a new word for your nanotechnology lexicon. It happens to be the name
for carbon 60 (C60, Buckyball), the third form of carbon, after diamond and graphite,
discovered in 1985 by Richard Smalley, Harold Kroto and Robert Curl. It won them
the Nobel Prize in 1996. Mr. Buckminster Fuller was the architect of the geodesic
dome shell model with a hollow core that bears his name.