noun Etymology: R. Buckminster Fuller; from the resemblance of the molecules to the geodesic domes designed by Fuller Date: 1987 any of a class of closed hollow aromatic carbon compounds whose structures are made up of twelve pentagonal and differing numbers of hexagonal faces; especially one having a roughly spherical shape

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  • Fullerene — Fullerène Exemple de fullerène Un fullerène est une molécule composée de carbone pouvant prendre une forme rappelant celle d une sphère, d un ellipsoïde, d un tube (appelé nanotube) ou d un anneau. Les fullerènes sont similaires au graphite,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Fullerene —   [nach dem Ingenieur und Architekten R. B. Fuller], ausschließlich aus Kohlenstoff bestehende Riesenmoleküle (Cluster) mit in sich geschlossener, polyedrischer Struktur und einer geraden Anzahl von Atomen, insbesondere die Fullerene aus… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • fullerène — [ fylrɛn ] n. m. ou f. • 1992; angl. amér. fullerene, de Fuller, n. de l architecte qui créa un dôme géodésique ♦ Chim. (surtout plur.) Forme moléculaire de carbone, dont le représentant le plus connu (C60) a la forme d un ballon de football. ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • fullerene — [fool′ə rēn΄, fool΄ə rēn′] n. [after Buckminster FULLER (Richard) Buckminster + ENE] any of a class of hollow, tube shaped or ball shaped molecules consisting of 32 or more carbon atoms, that have extraordinary strength and stability …   English World dictionary

  • Fullerene — Buckminsterfullerene C60 (left) and carbon nanotubes (right) are two examples of structures in the fullerene family …   Wikipedia

  • Fullerène — Exemple de fullerène : C60 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Fullerene — rotierende Struktur von C60 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fullerene — /fool euh reen /, n. any of a class of molecules of carbon having a roughly spherical shape. [1985 90; after R. Buckminster FULLER; see ENE] * * * Any of a class of all carbon molecules whose atoms are arranged in closed hollow shells. Allotropes …   Universalium

  • fullerene — /ˈfʊlərin/ (say fooluhreen) noun one of a class of carbon structures similar in shape to a soccer ball. {from (buckminster)fullerene} …   Australian English dictionary

  • fullerene — fulerenas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Rutulinės struktūros daugiaatomė anglies molekulė. atitikmenys: angl. fullerene rus. фуллерен …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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