[FoRK] Carbon-50 makes its debut

Luis Villa louie at ximian.com
Fri Apr 30 11:30:54 PDT 2004


On Fri, 2004-04-30 at 11:30 -0700, Rohit Khare wrote:
> You know, we may have a new game going for a short while here.
> Can-you-believe-the-ad-inventory-Google-is-carrying?!?!

See, the real game for most of us is 'how do we get a gmail account so
we can see what rohit is seeing.' :)

Luis

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> On Thu, 29 Apr 2004 14:44:51 -0500, Contempt for Meatheads
> <jbone at place.org> wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > Not as slick as that non-wet liquid stuff that was flowing around last
> > week, but...  (arg, tortured puns, stop, stop!)
> > 
> >         http://physicsweb.org/article/news/8/4/14
> > 
> > Carbon-50 makes its debut
> > 29 April 2004
> > 
> > Physical chemists in China have made carbon-50 molecules in the solid
> > state for the first time. Lan-Sun Zheng and colleagues at Xiamen
> > University, and co-workers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in
> > Beijing and Wuhan, prepared the molecules - which they describe as a
> > long sought little sister of carbon-60 - in an arc-discharge technique
> > involving chlorine. The result will allow scientists to study the
> > properties of carbon-50 with a view to exploiting its unusual
> > properties. The method developed by the Chinese team also opens the way
> > to making other small, cage-like carbon molecules or "fullerenes" (S-Y
> > Xie et al. 2004 Science 304 699).
> > 
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