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UMD MRSEC Takes Its Giant Buckyball on the Road

UMD MRSEC has developed an exciting nanoscience demonstration known as the  Giant Buckyball.  The Giant C60, along with the smaller C20, has been used in a variety of venues including museums such as the Smithsonian Spark!Lab in Washington, DC and Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore, MD; summer camps; and science festivals to engage students and their families in the exploration of research science and engineering.

Family of visitors having just completed the C20 Buckyball challenge. Giant C60 Buckyball in background.
Giant Buckyball at Maryland Day 2011

Museum visitors putting together the Giant C60 Buckyball with the help of a MRSEC activity leader.
Giant C60 Buckyball at Port Discovery Children's Museum