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A hollow spherical molecule composed of a large number of carbon atoms:‘the active layer is made of buckyballs, carbon molecules that are just 1 nanometer in diameter’
- ‘Not only are further studies needed about the environmental effects of buckyballs, but on the buckyballs themselves.’
- ‘The early promise of the spherical all-carbon fullerenes, better known to non-chemists as buckyballs, have not yet lived up to their early hype.’
- ‘These elongated relatives of the buckyball can be metallic, semiconducting, or even insulating depending on their helicity and diameter.’
- ‘Also known as fullerenes, buckyballs have recently been touted for their potential applications in everything from drug delivery to energy transmission.’
- ‘Smalley was the recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in chemistry for the discovery of closed, hollow cages of carbon atoms known as buckyballs.’
1980s: from buckminsterfullerene and ball.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.