Tag Results for buckyballs (11)

  1. Nanotech's Outsized Energy Impact

    I think Richard Smalley would have appreciated recent developments in lithium batteries. The Rice University chemist shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of soccer ball-shaped carbon cages called buckyballs - the primary charge-generating component in the organic solar cells we covered extensively this spring. Smalley believed that nanotechnology could multiply the efficiency of the myriad energy devices upon which modern human society relies and, as such, had a central role to play in cleaning up our energy systems. I relied …

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  2. Forward Bias

    November 2, 2007 This week's theme: What have you done for me lately? This was a banner week for nanotechnology. The carbon nanotube radio was all over the news, but here is a roundup of the other ways nanotech promised to change the world this week. 1. Turn soybeans into gold. 2. Diagnose cancer. 3. Provide better pain relief. 4. Replace disk drives. And here's a movie of a buckyball taking shape. …

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