Saturday, March 6, 2010

Two more pictures for the Sierpinski buckyball

This Sierpinski buckyball is currently at the chemistry departmental office of NTU.

2 comments:

Emilie said...

I don't know if this is interesting as a chemical structure model (I'm not a chemist), but I have created a buckyball sphere that's not exactly a Sierpinski structure, but where the spheres represent the vertices, not the edges of the buckyball, and so would seem to represent the carbon atoms, not the bonds between them. It's at http://eporiginals.blogspot.com/2010/07/blue-ball-shown-here-is-i-think-my-most.html

Bih-Yaw Jin said...

It is an interesting artwork. You seem to use a dodecahedron to represent a carbon atom. So in this structure, 60 edge-sharing dodecahedrons represent a buckyball.