Hare, Jonathan School of Chemistry and Molecular Physics, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, United Kingdom.
Kroto, Sir Harold W. Formerly, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Nobelist.
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- Astrophysical implications
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A hollow, pure carbon molecule in which the atoms lie at the vertices of a polyhedron with 12 pentagonal faces and any number (other than one) of hexagonal faces. The fullerenes were discovered as a consequence of astrophysically motivated chemical physics experiments that were interpreted by using geodesic architectural concepts. Fullerene chemistry, a field that appears to hold much promise for materials development and other applied areas, was born from pure fundamental science.
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