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Nanotechnology

The technology that controls products at the atomic or molecular state. Nanotechnology has uses in information technology, heavy industry and energy.
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Complaint, supra note 109, [paragraph][paragraph] 23-34; Eliyahu Federman, Banning Buckyball Magnets Is Statistically Ridiculous, Huffington POST, July 31, 2012, http://www.
Small, powerful magnets, such as those sold as Buckyballs, represent an unexpected danger to small children, who occasionally swallow them.
These unique properties make carbon nanostructures such as buckyballs and nanotubes attractive for many potential applications: supercomputers the size of wall clocks, nanomachines that act as miniature surgeons, and artificial muscle, to name a few.
Embedded in 250-million-year-old rock samples found in China and Japan are soccer ball-shaped molecules called buckyballs (named after scientist Buckminister Fuller, who discovered them).
The team used buckyballs as crosslinkers between amines, nitrogen-based molecules drawn from polyethyleneimine.
The buckyball, a soccer-ball shaped grouping of 60 carbon atoms, is thinner than a human hair but 100 times stronger than steel.
The buckyball was a grand new toy in the chemists' playpen, one on which they lavished untold amounts of "research," generating some 1,400 scientific papers about it and related fullerenes in the space of a few years.
Although the C60 buckyball is the most widely known fullerene, scientists have since discovered hundreds of different types of fullerenes including, 'buckybabies' - spheroid molecules containing fewer than 60 carbon atoms, 'giant fullerenes' - containing hundreds of carbon atoms, and a variety of fullerenes having between 70 and 84 carbon atoms.
Chemists identify a soccer-ball-shaped configuration of carbon atoms, nicknamed a buckyball (11/23/85, p.
Rabideau hopes to piece together a complete buckyball eventually.
A team led by Maurizio Prato of the University of Trieste decided to attach a buckyball to a molecule of nicotine.