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Tuesday, November 01, 2005 AD

Richard Smalley: 1943-2005 (Oct 31)

...Eminent nanotechnologist Richard Smalley has died in Houston in the US at the age of 62. Smalley received the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of buckminsterfullerene molecules, or buckyballs, together with Robert Curl and Harold Kroto. He died on 28 October following a long battle with cancer.

I remember that in 1996 - he had discovered the third purest form of carbon, dubbed as C-60. The first being the diamond, the second being graphite.

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