After Richard Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome.
fullerene (plural fullerenes)
- (inorganic chemistry) Any of a class of allotropes of carbon having hollow molecules whose atoms lie at the vertices of a polyhedron having 12 pentagonal and 2 or more hexagonal faces.
- (organic chemistry) Any closed-cage compound having twenty or more carbon atoms consisting entirely of 3-coordinate carbon atoms.
- (chemistry, by extension) The class of carbon allotropes consisting of tubular carbon molecules (carbon nanotubes) and spheroidal carbon molecules (traditional fullerenes).
any of a class of allotropes of carbon having hollow molecules
- “Fullerene” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database, 1997–.
- “fullerene”, in Mindat.org, Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016.