Tuesday, December 4, 2007

capsule shaped beads

The new type of beaded fullerenes designed by Chuang strongly suggests that very good 3D structures of fullerenes can be constructed from capsule shaped beads.

On one hand, this kind of beads is similar to shape of a chemical bond that most chemists are familiar with; on the other hand, the steric hindrance among different beads can still effectively mimic the sp2 repulsion.

Unfortunately, capsule shaped beads are not popular in beading society. We couldn't find this kind of beads commercially available locally.

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