Presentation on theme: "BuckyBalls By Jordan May. How Buckyballs were discovered? Buckyballs were discovered by accident in space by R.E Smalley, H.F Kroto and graduate students."— Presentation transcript:
How Buckyballs were discovered? Buckyballs were discovered by accident in space by R.E Smalley, H.F Kroto and graduate students from rice
How Buckyballs are used? Polymers/reinforcements * Compounds * High quality diamond films for electronic chips and other devices. * Insulator * Batteries and fuel cell electrodes * Strengthening and hardening of metals * Sensor applications * Surface hardening coatings * Catalysts * Biological/pharmaceuticals * Copier toner * Organic chemistry building blocks * Chemical reagents
What are Buckyballs ? These are forms of elemental carbon. A buckyball is a new form of elemental carbon. The third form. In this new form, the carbon atoms are arranged in small clusters of atoms, instead of in sheets with the bonds forming between the atoms, sort of like chicken wire. This new form of carbon was discovered in 1985.