Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Carbon cube

Using the same combination of an octagon together with four pentagons for a face as described in the carbon cuboctahedron, one can make the following bead model of the carbon cube. Each corner of a cube is mimicked by three fused pentagons. In principle, we can use the same strategy to create a whole series of fullerenes with the shape of a truncated cube.

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