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Title: Fullerene discoverers win nobel prize

Abstract

Two Rice University (Houston) chemists, Robert F. Curl and Richard E. Smalley, and a scientist at the University of Sussex (Brighton, U.K.), Harold W. Kroto, have won the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the joint discovery of buckminsterfullerenes - soccer ball-shaped carbon molecules. The novel form of carbon, which was initially synthesized by the scientists in 1985 as C{sub 60} and C{sub 70} has led to the development of {open_quotes}an entirely new branch of chemistry... with consequences in such diverse areas as astrochemistry, superconductivity, and material chemistry/physics,{close_quotes} according to the Swedish Academy of Sciences (Stockholm). For chemists, the structure is {open_quotes}uniquely beautiful and satisfying,{close_quotes} the academy says.

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
518255
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Chemical Week
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 158; Journal Issue: 39; Other Information: PBD: 16 Oct 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
40 CHEMISTRY; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; AWARDS; FULLERENES

Citation Formats

Rotman, D. Fullerene discoverers win nobel prize. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Rotman, D. Fullerene discoverers win nobel prize. United States.
Rotman, D. Wed . "Fullerene discoverers win nobel prize". United States.
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title = {Fullerene discoverers win nobel prize},
author = {Rotman, D},
abstractNote = {Two Rice University (Houston) chemists, Robert F. Curl and Richard E. Smalley, and a scientist at the University of Sussex (Brighton, U.K.), Harold W. Kroto, have won the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the joint discovery of buckminsterfullerenes - soccer ball-shaped carbon molecules. The novel form of carbon, which was initially synthesized by the scientists in 1985 as C{sub 60} and C{sub 70} has led to the development of {open_quotes}an entirely new branch of chemistry... with consequences in such diverse areas as astrochemistry, superconductivity, and material chemistry/physics,{close_quotes} according to the Swedish Academy of Sciences (Stockholm). For chemists, the structure is {open_quotes}uniquely beautiful and satisfying,{close_quotes} the academy says.},
doi = {},
journal = {Chemical Week},
number = 39,
volume = 158,
place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {10}
}