Fullerenes--C60 hollow spheres composed of 60 carbon atoms sometimes called Buckyballs--can be fashioned into two-dimensional organic metals that hold the promise of superconducting. Look for researchers pursuing the goal of superconducting with room-temperature fullerene sheets over the next three years. R.C.J.
Here is what the team of Russian and Japanese researchers say about their own work: The first metal organic fullerene, (MDABCO +) TPC (C60), with a two-dimensional honeycomb structure of C60 is described. The material consists exclusively of light elements (C, H, N) and acts like a metal down to temperatures of 1.9 K.
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