TITLE

Seven days in the discovery of a molecule

PUB. DATE
July 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;7/6/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1776, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
10491200

 

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