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Harry Kroto (1939-2016)

Heath, James R. and Curl, Robert F. (2016) Harry Kroto (1939-2016). Nature, 533 (7604). p. 470. ISSN 0028-0836. doi:10.1038/533470a.

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Harry Kroto was part of the team that discovered buckminsterfullerene, the football-shaped carbon-60 molecule that came to be known as a buckyball. The realization that such a large molecule could self-assemble from hot carbon vapour forced a reassessment of the science of carbon. By prompting searches for other structures — carbon nanotubes and nanowires were among the materials later found — the discovery ultimately provided a foundation for nanoscience and nanotechnology.

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Additional Information:© 2016 Macmillan Publishers Limited. Published online 25 May 2016.
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Official Citation:Harry Kroto (1939–2016) James R. Heath & Robert F. Curl Nature 533, 470 (26 May 2016) doi:10.1038/533470a
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Deposited On:31 May 2016 22:50
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