What is a fullerene?
A fullerene is a third form of carbon along with graphite and diamond that features unique properties that make it ideal for photo-resists, organic photovoltaics, spin-on carbon hard masks and organic photo detectors. Their discovery in 1985 was rewarded with a Nobel prize in chemistry 10-years later. Their unique geometric shape—similar to Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome—led to their being named “Buckminsterfullerenes.”
- Can behave as superconductors through to semi-conductors
- Are exceptional radical scavengers
- Feature extreme durability
- Can be easily modified to tailor properties as a Derivative, enabling modification to their electronic structure, solubility and physical properties
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