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  • Molecular Russian doll helps to solve chemical problem

    A Catalan-German research team has succeeded in using a three-shell 'matryoshka' architecture to solve a long-standing problem in chemical synthesis. The researchers from Girona and Ulm have developed a three-dimensional construct of nested molecules, which is best imagined as a soccer ball stuck in more

  • Long live superconductivity!

    Superconductivity – the ability of a material to transmit an electric current without loss – is a quantum effect that, despite years of research, is still limited to very low temperatures. Now a team of scientists at the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) in Hamburg more

  • How molecular footballs burst in an X-ray laser beam

    An international research team has observed in real time how football molecules made of carbon atoms burst in the beam of an X-ray laser. The study shows the temporal course of the bursting process, which takes less than a trillionth of a second, and is important for the analysis of sensitive protei more

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Harry Kroto and C60

Remembering Sir Harry Kroto, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of C60.... a man with a passion for science and a mischievous streak! more

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Sir Harry Kroto & Buckminsterfullerene

Over the weekend, the news of Sir Harry Kroto’s passing filtered slowly through the internet. Perhaps the best summary of his life and achievements was already written by Kroto himself, so here we take a brief look at his most acclaimed discovery: that of the amusingly named form of carbon, buckmins more

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Fullerene

Fullerene Fullerene C540 :"C60" and "C-60" redirect here. For other uses, see C60 (disambiguation) . The Fullerenes, discovered in 1985 by Robert Curl , Harold Kroto and Richard Smalley at the University of Sussex and Rice University , ... more

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