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The Fullerenes : New Horizons for the Chemistry, Physics and Astrophysics of Carbon - H. W. Kroto

The Fullerenes

New Horizons for the Chemistry, Physics and Astrophysics of Carbon

By: H. W. Kroto (Editor), D. R. M. Walton (Editor)

Paperback Published: 8th November 1993
ISBN: 9780521459174
Number Of Pages: 164

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The study of carbon has been revolutionized since the discovery of the soccerball shaped C60 molecule Buckminsterfullerene. This book examines the modern study of the chemistry, physics and astrophysics of carbon, through contributions from leading workers in the subject. It includes a history of the origins of a soccerball structure for the C60 molecule and a section on its discovery and production. It then looks at the theory and the astrophysics and chemistry of the material. These contributions result from a meeting held at the Royal Society in October 1992. The contributions formerly appeared in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

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"...a thin yet substantial volume. History and current research and related fields, including even a chapter on architecture, come together in this book." Istvan Hargittal, The Chemical Intelligencer

The evolution of the football structure for the C60 molecule: a retrospective
Dreams in a charcoal fire: predictions about giant fullerenes and graphite nanotubes
On the formation of the fullerenes
Production and discovery of fullerites: new forms of crystalline carbon
Systematics of fullerenes and related clusters
The fullerenes: powerful carbon-based electron acceptors
The carbon-bearing material in the outflows from luminous carbon-rich stars
Elemental carbon as interstellar dust
The pattern of additions to fullerenes
Polyynes and the formation of fullerenes
Hypothetical graphite structures with negative gaussian curvature
Fullerenes as an example of basic research in industry
Deltahedral views of fullerene polymorphism
Geodesic domes and fullerenes
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ISBN: 9780521459174
ISBN-10: 0521459176
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 164
Published: 8th November 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34

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