Ginger Sigmon’s favorite structure is:

U60

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Why?

This is a structure grown during my PhD work. The crystals look like yellow diamonds and have the structure of U60. U60 is an uranium peroxide nanocluster containing sixty identical polyhedra. The structure is isostructural to the C60 buckminster fullerene but is approximately 2.5 nm in size.  I have it with me at all times in an image on my watch.—Ginger Sigmon

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