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The discovery of fullerenes (also known as buckyballs) has
generated tremendous excitement and opened up a new field of
carbon chemistry. As the first book available on this topic,
this volume will be a landmark reference in the field.
Because buckyballs are essentially closed hollow cages made
up of carbon atoms, they can be manipulated in a variety of
ways to yield never-before-seen materials. The balls can,
for instance, be doped with atoms or pulled out into tubules
and filled with lead to provide properties of
high-temperature superconductivity. Researchers can now
create their own buckyballs in a process that is almost as
simple as making soot, making this research as inexpensive
as it is exotic (which has doubtless contributed to its
popularity). Researchers anticipate that fullerenes will
offer boundless opportunities in the development of new
products, drugs, and materials.
by M.S. Dresselhaus, G. Dresselhaus, and P. Eklund
Academic Press, 965 pages. ISBN 0-12-221820-5
Science of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes introduces
materials scientists, chemists, and solid state physicists
to the field of fullerenes, and discussed the unique
properties and applications, both current and future, of all
classes of fullerenes.
January 1996, c. 965pp., ISBN 0-12-221820-5.