Thursday, May 10, 2007

More T120 and T120 Keychains




I have made many T120 keychains, many of them have been given away to my colleague or friends as souvenirs. For me, it typically takes an hour to create a T120 beaded fullerene. I have lost count about how many T120s I have made in the last few months.

4 comments:

The Beading Gem said...

I am a scientist who also happens to be a jewelry artisan. Your wonderful beaded structures are inspirational! I will link in a future blog post.

Marcie Silverstein said...

WHERE DO I GET A PATTERN 4 THESE ADORABLE LITTLE CREATIONS? CIRCLES R MY FAVORITE THING TO MAKE AND I AM IN LOVE WITH THESE. I AM MORE THAN HAPPY TO PAY YOU FOR THE PATTERN :-)
I SIMPLY LOVE THEM SO MUCH. I HOPE YOU ANSWER ME, SO MANY TIMES I WRITE COMMENTS AND NEVER HEAR BACK.

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Marcie Lynne

Bih-Yaw Jin said...

Sorry about that I became ver lazy recently. Concerning these carbon nanotori, I thought I have said enough. The description of its topology and geometry is under the tag T120. If you really can't figure it out, just let me know. Drop me a line through my email at ntu.edu. Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University.

Bih-Yaw Jin said...

BTW, I remembered that I met Laura Shie at the Bridges conference held in Pecs, Hungary three years ago. I prepared many bead models as souvenirs for new friends I met in this meeting. Unfortunately, when I met Laura almost at the end of the meeting, I run out of all the bead models I brought, so I gave her a large helically coiled carbon nanotube derived from this carbon nanotorus, T120, as a souvenir.

I also show her how to make the most beautiful torus by making the heptagons first and then bead from inner part toward the outer part of torus. I think she learn the tricks. The next year I met her again in the Coimbra, Portugal. She showed me two beautiful ear rings that basically consisted of T120s.