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  1. #1 What could fit inside a Buckyball? 
    Forum Professor Daecon's Avatar
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    Could it be theoretically possible for an atom or a molecule to be contained inside a molecule of Buckminsterfullerene?

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    I would need to look it up but I think it is already a done deal.

    Tiny buckyballs squeeze hydrogen like giant Jupiter

    So far as I know nobody has commercialized any uses for Buckyballs yet and the story is 6 years old, I know there is a way to load them with helium but I am not sure how they do it.

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    These are the ones I could remember off the top of my head, I'm sure there are many other examples published.

    Gadolinium atom
    Water molecule.
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