Virus structure inspires novel understanding of onion-like carbon nanoparticles

Symmetry is ubiquitous in the natural world. It occurs in gemstones and snowflakes and even in biology, an area typically associated with complexity and diversity. There are striking examples: the shapes of virus particles, such as those causing the common cold, are highly symmetrical and look like tiny footballs.

from Phys.org: Physics News http://ift.tt/1iAUf34

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