Science, a Round Peg in a Square World with Harold Kroto

2/25/1998; 71 minutes

Dr. Harold Kroto was awarded the Nobel prize in Chemistry for the 1985 discovery of a previously unknown class of carbon molecule, C60 Buckminsterfullerene. These and similar molecules were dubbed "fullerenes" or "buckyballs" because their geodesic molecular structures are suggestive of the architecureal domes designed by R. Buckminster Fuller. (#23325)

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