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Title: Buckminsterfullerene: C60, the Celestial Sphere that Fell to Earth
Url: http://www.vega.org.uk/video/programme/65
Publisher: Vega Science Trust
Description: In 1985 an experiment, designed to unravel the carbon chemistry in red giant stars, revealed the existence of C60 or buckminsterfullerene (a special form of carbon, known also as bucky balls). This video lecture describes the story of the discovery of this molecule and the way its symmetry relates to the natural and physical world. This elegant hollow cage-like molecule which has the same shape as a soccer ball heralds a new era of novel materials. The lecture is 54 minutes in length.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Astrophysics (General)
Science -- Astronomy -- Astrophysics (General) -- Addresses, essays, lectures
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Stars -- Other particular types of stars, A-Z -- Red giants
Science -- Chemistry -- Physical and theoretical chemistry -- Electrochemistry. Electrolysis -- Special electrodes, A-Z -- Carbon
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Chemistry
Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Physical sciences
Resource Type: Reference Material
Audio/Visual -- Sound
Instructional Material
Audio/Visual -- Movie/Animation
Audio/Visual -- Image/Image Set
Format: Document -- HTML
Audio -- realMedia
Audience: Educator
Learner
Education Level: High School
Higher Education -- Graduate/Professional
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Language: English
Rights: The Vega Science Trust
Access Rights: Free access
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