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Buckyball Discoverer Explores Nanotech Frontier

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Buckyball Discoverer Explores Nanotech Frontier

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Buckyball Discoverer Explores Nanotech Frontier

Buckyball Discoverer Explores Nanotech Frontier

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In 1985, a group of chemists discovered a new class of soccer-ball-shaped carbon molecules that they dubbed "buckminsterfullerene," or "buckyballs." Harry Kroto describes the discovery that won him and his colleagues the Nobel Prize and discusses new spinoffs, such as "buckypaper."