C60 – the Fullerene
44.35 € incl. VAT
Carbon is an amazing element which can take many forms; famously diamond, coal and graphite. In 1985 a new form (allotrope) of carbon, C60, was discovered; it was named the Buckminsterfullerene in honor of R. Buckminster Fuller because the shape of the molecules resembled Fuller’s Geodesic Domes.
With potential applications spanning the gamut from electronics, superconductivity, drug delivery, nanotechnology and more; fullerenes are an exciting part of a future that by today’s tech standards seems downright magical.
Recommended age: 10+.
Total parts: 222
Produced by Zometool Inc., Boston, USA