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Physics breakthroughs on tap at New Orleans conference

... all have at least one thing in common: theyre among the unusual topics in materials physics being addressed at this years APS annual meeting. Tin buckyballs may not sound as elegant as their gold cousins, but they are likely to result in new materials with unusual properties that the gold versions cant mat...

Buckyball Has the Ability to Fight Against Allergy: Research

...esearch company, are the first to demonstrate that buckyballs are able to block allergic response in human cell ...s. In this study, researchers modified the buckyballs so that they were attuned to water. "This ...o Kepley, who is the main author of the paper, the buckyballs are able to 'interrupt' the allergy/immune respons...

Buckyballs Used as 'Passkey' into Cancer Cells

...f sneaking through cell walls. While we're mimicking some techniques used by viruses, we're using non-toxic pieces of protein, and we're incorporating buckyballs as a passkey." The passkeys that Barron and colleagues developed contain a molecule called Bucky amino acid that was created in Barron's lab. B...

Nanoparticle Uptake Zoom by Repetitive Motion

... skin. Vitro experiments on animal skin exposed to buckyballs formed the basis of the research. These bucky ball... found that the more the skin was flexed, the more buckyballs it took up and the deeper they penetrated. Penetra...l-shaped molecules containing 60 carbon atoms. The buckyballs used in the study were part of an innovative molec...

A Study Explores the Medical Potentials of Bucky Amino Acids

...are spherical, soccer-ball-shaped molecules containing 60 carbon atoms. The buckyballs used in the study were part of an innovative molecule called Bucky amino ac... was created in the lab of Rice chemist Andrew Barron. Baa is a marriage of buckyballs and phenylalanine, one of the 20 essential amino acids that are the buildin...
Buckyballs in Biological News

Nanophysics: Serving up Buckyballs on a silver platter

Scientists at Penn State University, in collaboration with institutes in the US, Finland, Germany and the UK, have figured out the long-sought structure of a layer of C60 carbon buckyballs on a silver surface. The results, which could help in the design of carbon nanostructure-based electronics...

Manufactured Buckyballs don't harm microbes that clean the environment

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Even large amounts of manufactured nanoparticles, also known as Buckyballs, don't faze microscopic organisms that are charged with cleaning up the environment, according to Purdue University researchers. In the first published study to examine Buckyball toxicity on micro...

Tiny buckyballs squeeze hydrogen like giant Jupiter

HOUSTON, March 20, 2008 -- Hydrogen could be a clean, abundant energy source, but it's difficult to store in bulk. In new research, materials scientists at Rice University have made the surprising discovery that tiny carbon capsules called buckyballs are so strong they can hold volumes of hydrogen...

Researchers develop buckyballs to fight allergy

A research team has identified a new biological function for a soccer ball-shaped nanoparticle called a buckyball – the ability to block allergic response, setting the stage for the development of new therapies for allergy. Allergic disease is the sixth leading cause of chronic disease in the Un...

Self-assembled DNA buckyballs for drug delivery

DNA isn't just for storing genetic codes any more. Since DNA can polymerize -- linking many molecules together into larger structures -- scientists have been using it as a nanoscale building material, constructing geometric shapes and even working mechanical devices. Now Cornell University resear...

'Buckyballs' to treat multiple sclerosis

...ll-shaped molecules sometimes called fullerenes. Made from pure carbon, the buckyballs can function as invigorating antioxidants to keep neurons in the brain aliv...ere is currently no cure for MS, which slowly paralyzes and then kills. buckyballs and related carbon nanotubes have enormous potential to be used in sensors ...

'Buckyballs' have high potential to accumulate in living tissue

... reducing their possible environmental dangers. buckyballs may see widespread use in future products and appl...tential applications, it is important to learn how buckyballs react in the environment and what their possible e...il engineering at Purdue. The researchers mixed buckyballs in a solution of water and a chemical called octan...

Study shows quantum dots can penetrate skin through minor abrasions

...ep into the dermal layer when the skin was abraded. Although quantum dots are incredibly small, they are significantly larger than the fullerenes - or buckyballs - that Monteiro-Riviere showed in a 2007 study in Nano Letters can deeply and rapidly penetrate healthy skin when there is repetitive flexing of the s...

Buckyballs used as 'passkey' into cancer cells

...f sneaking through cell walls. While we're mimicking some techniques used by viruses, we're using non-toxic pieces of protein, and we're incorporating buckyballs as a passkey." The passkeys that Barron and colleagues developed contain a molecule called Bucky amino acid that was created in Barron's lab. Buc...

Buckyballs boost antibody's chemotherapy payload

...e sick, researchers find that nanoparticles called buckyballs might be used to significantly boost the payload o...ng antibodies and nanoparticles called buckyballs. buckyballs are soccer ball-shaped molecules of pure carbon th...the scientists found they could load as many as 40 buckyballs into a single skin-cancer antibody called ZME-018....
Buckyballs in Biological Technology

How buckyballs hurt cells

A new study into the potential health hazards of the revolutionary nano-sized particles known as buckyballs predicts that the molecules are easily absorbed into animal cells, providing a possible explanation for how the molecules could be toxic to humans and other organisms. Using computer simu...

Video shows buckyballs form by 'shrink wrapping'

HOUSTON, Oct. 26, 2007 -- The birth secret of buckyballs -- hollow spheres of carbon no wider than a strand of DNA -- has been caught on tape by researchers at Sandia National Laboratory and Rice University. An electron microscope video and computer simulations show that "shrink-wrapping" is the k...

UCR scientists manipulate ripples in graphene, enabling strain-based graphene electronics

...nal honeycomb lattice of carbon atoms. Structurally, it is related to carbon nanotubes (tiny hollow tubes formed by rolling up sheets of graphene) and buckyballs (hollow carbon molecules that form a closed cage). ...

MIT: New material could lead to faster chips

...t of "many other offices in the federal government and major chip-making companies," according to Palacios. Graphene is related to the better-known buckyballs and carbon nanotubes, which also are made of one-atom-thick sheets of carbon. But in those materials, the carbon sheets are rolled up in the form of a...

Buckyballs could keep water systems flowing

...AM, N.C. Microscopic particles of carbon known as buckyballs may be able to keep the nation's water pipes clear...p. Engineers at Duke University have found that buckyballs hinder the ability of bacteria and other microorga...of our experiments in the laboratory indicate that buckyballs may be able to prevent this clogging, known as bio...

Rice rolls out new nanocars

...or the manufacture of machines at the nanoscale. A light-activated paddlewheel motor was later attached to propel it, and the wheels were changed from buckyballs to carboranes. These were easier to synthesize and permitted the motor to move, because the buckyball wheels trapped the light energy that served as f...

Sheet of carbon atoms acts like a billiard table, physicists find

...l honeycomb lattice of carbon atoms, and, structurally, is related to carbon nanotubes (tiny hollow tubes formed by rolling up sheets of graphene) and buckyballs (hollow carbon molecules that form a closed cage). Scientifically, it has become a new model system for condensed-matter physics, the branch of phy...

Sheet of carbon atoms acts like a billiard table, physicists find

...l honeycomb lattice of carbon atoms, and, structurally, is related to carbon nanotubes (tiny hollow tubes formed by rolling up sheets of graphene) and buckyballs (hollow carbon molecules that form a closed cage). Scientifically, it has become a new model system for condensed-matter physics, the branch of phy...
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