How to measure the diameter of a buckyball.
You will have to use the measure tool to find the diameter of the fullerene molecule shown above however it is better to use the drawline pulldown first. Go to the tools pulldown. Click on drawlines. This will let you draw a line between any two consecutively clicked points. A green line will appear between the two points. The distance between the points will be shown at the lower left in Angstroms.You will probably have to draw several lines to ensure you have the maximum distance.
To convert your answer to meters use: 1 Angstrom = 10 -10 meters.
BUCKYBALLS OR FULLERENES USING MOLECULAR MODELING SOFTWARE WOULD MAKE FOR A COOL SCIENCE PROJECT. THEY ARE IN THE FOREFRONT NOW IN DRUG DELIVERY AND NANOTECHNOLOGY.
From Small Times, Big Times News
"Oct. 17, 2003 - Buckyballs, the soccer ball-shaped molecules that helped kick-start interest in nanoscale science and technology in the 1990s, finally made the big time. The biotech startup C Sixty announced Thursday that it is partnering with the pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. to develop drugs based on buckyballs, formally known as buckminsterfullerenes. " for full article click here.
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