November 19, 2010

A Water Bottle for a Single Molecule, Can it Trap Dust Molecules?

With a fullerene cage, scientists built a bottle for a single molecule.

The fullerene cage water bottle can be used to hold a single molecule of water. Open the bottle to let the molecule in or out and close it to hold the molecule in. The phosphate moiety used as a cap can be easily removed and reattached to the cage (via Physorg)

Can a similar fullerene cage material be used to trap dust?  Perhaps used as dust filter curtain to keep dust out of homes?

C60 fullerene cage via Wikipedia