Seven days in the discovery of a molecule

July 1991
New Scientist;7/6/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1776, p37
Chronicles the discovery of buckminsterfullerene. Jim Heath, Sean O'Brien and Harry Kroto's laser vaporization experiment in Richard Smalley's laboratory in Houston, Texas; Discovery of molecules containing large number o carbon atoms; Possible structure that explain the special stability of carbon atoms; Geodesic shape of carbon atoms; Components of a carbon atom; Origin of the name, buckminsterfullerene.


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