Buckminsterfullerene or Buckyball C60 #18 gold
Buckminsterfullerene is a form (allotrope) of carbon. Sixty carbon atoms are arranged in a sphere (actually at the vertices of a truncated icosahedron). Fullerenes have rather exotic properties and these hollow balls of carbon atoms are likely to have many uses.
Illustration ID: BUCKMINSTERFULLERENE-18-gold-purple
Author: Russell Kightley
copyright Russell Kightley
Illustration size: 25.0 Mpixels (71.5 MB uncompressed) - 5000x5000 pixels (16.6x16.6 in / 42.3x42.3 cm at 300 ppi)