Uses and Applications | Fullerenes
The properties of buckyballs (also known as fullerenes) have caused researchers and companies to
consider using them in several fields. The following survey
of buckyball applications
introduces many of these uses. Click on any of the links below to go to a
A survey of buckyball uses:
Buckyballs may be used to trap free radicals generated during an allergic
reaction and block the
inflammation that results from an allergic reaction.
The antioxidant properties of buckyballs may be able to fight the deterioration of
motor function due to multiple sclerosis.
and polymers to produce inexpensive solar cells that can be
formed by simply painting a surface.
Buckyballs may be used to
possibly as a fuel tank for fuel cell powered cars.
Buckyballs may be able to reduce the
growth of bacteria in pipes and
membranes in water systems.
Researchers are attempting to modify buckyballs to fit the section of the HIV
molecule that binds to proteins, possibly inhibiting the spread of the virus.
Making bullet proof vests with
inorganic (tungsten disulfide)
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