Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Super carbon tetrahedron
We can make a super carbon tetrahedron (超級碳正四面體) with four C60 building blocks that have three holes drilled on the three pentagons surrounding the same hexagon. Of course, four equal CNTs with suitable length are required to connect these four punctured C60s. Here, in addition to heptagons (blue), one also creates three octagons (purple) and one nonagon (red) on the C60 at each vertex. Of course, this structure was created by Mr. Horibe first.