The solid silver and solid gold versions ship from New York USA 🇺🇸¸ Eindhoven NL 🇳🇱 (the one closest to you). They are made on demand and ship in 8-10 business days.
The plated versions ship for free from China 🇨🇳. They take around 12-26 days to get to the United States & Canada and around 20-49 days for the rest of the world.
The plated versions come with 60 cm chains. For the more expensive ones (which do NOT say “with chain”) you can add a nice chain here.
Chemistry in perfection; also makes a stunning desk toy!
Buckminsterfullerene (or bucky-ball) is a spherical fullerene molecule with the formula C60. It has a cage-like fused-ring structure (truncated icosahedron) which resembles a soccer ball (football), made of twenty hexagons and twelve pentagons, with a carbon atom at each vertex of each polygon and a bond along each polygon edge.
It was first generated in 1985 by Harold Kroto, James R. Heath, Sean O’Brien, Robert Curl, and Richard Smalley at Rice University.
The name is a reference to Buckminster Fuller, as C60 resembles his trademark geodesic domes. Buckminsterfullerene is the most common naturally occurring fullerene molecule, as it can be found in small quantities in soot. Solid and gaseous forms of the molecule have been detected in deep space.
Buckminsterfullerene is one of the largest objects to have been shown to exhibit wave-particle duality; as stated in the theory every object exhibits this behavior.