Element of surprise

Coppinger, Rob
August 2002
Engineer (00137758);8/30/2002, Vol. 291 Issue 7610, p22
Highlights the career of University of Sussex chemistry professor and Nobel Prize winner, Harry Kroto. Discovery of buckminsterfullerene carbon; Application of Kroto's discovery; Opinion on genetically enhanced foods. INSET: FOR THE RECORD.


Related Articles

  • Buckyballs usher in silicon carbide microchips.  // Machine Design;1/26/95, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p26 

    Reports on the discovery of the formation of silicon carbides by bombarding heated silicon wafers with a stream of buckminsterfullerenes. Method that bypasses etching; Possible applications of the technology.

  • Sqeezed buckyball becomes amplifier.  // Popular Mechanics;Mar98, Vol. 175 Issue 3, p22 

    Reports that an amplifier has been built using a single soccerball-shaped C60 buckyball molecule, according to scientists at International Business Machine's (IBM) Research Laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland. How the amplifier was developed using a scanning tunneling microscope (STM).

  • Nano noses. Schrope, Mark // New Scientist;12/25/99, Vol. 164 Issue 2218/2219, p12 

    Reports that researchers in California have discovered that carbon nanotubes can be used to detect the toxic gases nitrogen dioxide and ammonia. How carbon nanotubes are the cylindrical versions of buckyballs; Environmental aspects of this research; Details on the research.

  • Fullerene discoverers win Nobel Prize. Rotman, David // Chemical Week;10/16/1996, Vol. 158 Issue 39, p14 

    Cites chemists Robert F. Curl, Richard E. Smalley and Harold W. Kroto as winners of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the joint discovery of buckminsterfullerenes, or soccer ball-shaped carbon molecules. Synthesis of the novel form of carbon in 1985 by the scientists; Description of process...

  • Bucky balls make superconductors.  // Modern Power Systems;Sep2001, Vol. 21 Issue 9, p11 

    Reports the creation of high temperature superconductors by Bell Laboratories Inc. in the United States. Use of Buckminsterfullerine, a ball-shaped carbon molecule; Insertion of chloroform and bromoform molecules in the carbon skeletons of the carbon molecules; Effect of the inserted molecules...

  • Buckyballs from space. Graham, David // Earth (1056148X);Dec94, Vol. 3 Issue 7, p16 

    Reports on the discovery of buckminsterfullerenes or buckyballs in an asteroid impact site in Sudbury, Ontario. How the buckyballs got there; Theories about the origins of buckyballs; Scientific significance of the discovery.

  • They came from outer space. Graham, David // Earth (1056148X);Oct96, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p13 

    Discusses the possibilities that the organic molecules buckyballs were transported by asteroids from outer space to the Earth. Chemical composition; Protection provided by carbon cages; Analysis of buckyballs found in Ontario, Canada.

  • Nobel prize in chemistry.  // Chemical Business;Oct96, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p86 

    Reports on the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of buckminsterfullerene, a form of carbon molecules shaped like a geodesic dome designed by architect Burckminster Fuller. Industrial potentials.

  • Crystal buckyballs are forever. Patel, Tara // New Scientist;12/18/93, Vol. 140 Issue 1904, p18 

    Reports on the crystallization of buckminsterfullerene under extremely high pressure. Class of superhard materials; Scratch on diamond surfaces; Possibility of replacement for industrial diamonds.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics