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Diamonds, Pencils and Buckyballs: A Look at Buckminsterfullerene

Date : 10/06/2011

Clip Length : 00:06:00

This NBC Learn video focuses on the structure and properties of buckminsterfullerene molecules, carbon allotropes, along with diamonds and graphite, usually referred to as buckyballs. Buckyballs have a hollow spherical shape, like the geodesic spheres designed by American inventor and architect R. Buckminster Fuller.

Diamonds, Pencils and Buckyballs: A Look at Buckminsterfullerene
Chance Discoveries: Graphene

Date : 10/06/2011

Clip Length : 00:04:35

This NBC Learn video, part of a series on "Chance Discoveries" in chemistry, tells the story of two scientists who used their curiosity -- and Scotch tape -- to isolate single-layer sheets of graphite one atom thick: graphene, one of the thinnest, strongest materials known. The two won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery.

Chance Discoveries: Graphene
Early--Maybe First--Sketch of a Buckyball (1985)

Date : 09/11/1985

Clip Length : 1

Sketch dated September 11, 1985 of a buckyball -- molecule of C60, or buckminsterfullerene -- from notebook of chemist Richard Smalley, who later shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with two fellow scientists for their research on buckyballs and nanotechnology. From the collections of the Chemical Heritage Society.

Early--Maybe First--Sketch of a Buckyball (1985)
Buckyball Traps Single Water Molecule

Date : 08/04/2011

Clip Length : 1

This 2011 Scientific American news story reports that Japanese researchers have trapped a single molecule of water inside a spherical, symmetrical molecule of C60, commonly called a buckyball. Source: Scientific American, September 1, 2011.

Buckyball Traps Single Water Molecule
How Can Graphite and Diamond Be So Different If They Are Both Composed of Pure Carbon?

Date : 10/09/2007

Clip Length : 2

This 2007 Scientific American article explains the different molecular structure and bonding of that give diamonds and graphite --both all-carbon molecules, or allotropes -- such radically different properties and levels of hardness. Source: Scientific American, October 9, 2007.

How Can Graphite and Diamond Be So Different If They Are Both Composed of Pure Carbon?
Graphene Electronics Could Make Internet Way Zippier

Date : 09/01/2011

Clip Length : 1

This 2011 Scientific American news story reports on advances in the photodetector abilities of graphene -- sheets of carbon only one atom thick. Graphene may be the foundation for optical communications as much as 100 times faster than today's fastest data transfer. Source: Scientific American, September 1, 2011.

Graphene Electronics Could Make Internet Way Zippier
How Small IS a Nanometer (Compared to A Raindrop? An Ant?)

Date : 01/01/2011

Clip Length : 1

Image array showing comparative size and diameters of several items -- DNA, a raindrop, a strand of hair, a house, an ant and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as measured in nanometers, micrometers, millimeters, meters and kilometers. Source: Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, US Dept of Energy, National Center for Electron Microscopy

How Small IS a Nanometer (Compared to A Raindrop? An Ant?)
Crystals, Bouncing X-Rays and Atoms: An American Chemist and the Nobel Prize

Date : 12/10/1985

Clip Length : 00:04:06

A profile of Herbert Haupman, one of two American scientists awarded the 1985 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their discovery of molecular magnification.

Crystals, Bouncing X-Rays and Atoms: An American Chemist and the Nobel Prize
Americans Win All Science Nobel Prizes in 1976: How and Why

Date : 12/09/1976

Clip Length : 00:03:56

In 1976, all the Nobel Prizes in science are awarded to American scientists, including chemist William Lipscomb and physicists Sam Ting and Burton Richter. This story summarizes these Nobelists' award-winning discoveries, and charts the role of federal research funding that contributed to the sweep of Nobel science prizes.

Americans Win All Science Nobel Prizes in 1976: How and Why
(Ig)Nobel Prize Winners in Chemistry, 1991-2011

Date : 10/06/2011

Clip Length : 2

Since 1990, the magazine "Annals of Improbable Research" has organized the awarding of the Ig Nobel Prizes, for achievements in science that "first make people laugh, and then make them think." This document lists the Ig Nobel winners in Chemistry between the years 1991 and 2011.

(Ig)Nobel Prize Winners in Chemistry, 1991-2011

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