Special Section: Selected Papers from the INFN-LNF Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Design and realization of macroscopic grid architectures mimicking carbon molecules

[+] Author Affiliations
Davide Gastaldi

G.T.C.A. Srl, Grid Structures, Via Racconigi 19, Murello, CN-12030 Italy

Nicola M. Pugno

Politenico di Torino, Department of Structural Engineering, Torino, 10129 Italy

J. Nanophoton. 3(1), 031970 (October 31, 2009). doi:10.1117/1.3266500
History: Received July 31, 2009; Revised October 22, 2009; Accepted October 26, 2009; October 31, 2009; Online October 31, 2009
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Abstract

This paper shows, through a new geometrical approach, how to build some special deltahedra, which might represent nano-architectures of molecular structures, in nature commonly known as fullerenes, as well as new intriguing macro-architectures for designing innovative structures. We have realized models of these nano and macro architectures including a roof-like structure for a tennis court and educational games.

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Davide Gastaldi and Nicola M. Pugno
"Design and realization of macroscopic grid architectures mimicking carbon molecules", J. Nanophoton. 3(1), 031970 (October 31, 2009). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3266500


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