Derby #38: The Year You Were Born
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1985 - Buckminsterfullerene

1985 - Buckminsterfullerene
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squidboots


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1985 is the year fullerenes, which are special allotropes of carbon, were discovered. Fullerenes come in a few different forms, but probably the most interesting one is buckminsterfullerene (they're more commonly known as "buckyballs"), which is named after R. Buckminster Fuller. He was a pretty cool guy. Buckminsterfullerene is made of 60 carbon atoms arranged in an icosahedral form (like a soccer ball), and my illustration details the organic structure including the aromatic rings. Yes, I'm a geek.

EDIT: I have a "geekier" version of this shirt posted here for you hardcore science fans. Please check it out!

Jemmacakes


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Yay! Bucky orbs!!!

metalwolf


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this is great
but i can just imagine people asking "you're a soccer player??"

squidboots


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metalwolf wrote:this is great
but i can just imagine people asking "you're a soccer player??"


*giggles* yeah. I don't know, I was trying to incorporate the mass spectrum of C60 fullerene into the design but I just couldn't get a way to make it look right. Maybe I'll play around with it later to see if I can get it to work. Anyone else have any other suggestions?

rosebudflowerpower


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yay!! bucky orbs!
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