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  1. Discovery of Bucky http://sbchem.sunysb.edu/msl/fullerene.html Or at least how I remember it!!

  2. How it all started • Rick Smalley develops supersonic jet techniques (70s & 80s) • Bob Curl (Rice) and Harry Kroto (Sussex) talk at a Conference in Austin, TX in 1984 • Sean O’Brien and Jim Heath begin grad school at Rice: Fall 1984 Old Chemistry Building at Rice

  3. Laser Vaporization Cluster Source Sean O’Brien designed this… http://smalley.rice.edu/images/nozzle.jpg

  4. Cluster Source http://smalley.rice.edu/images/res_app2.jpg

  5. First Published work at Exxon on Carbon Clusters http://smalley.rice.edu/images/cox_mass_spec.jpg

  6. + Why is C60 ion so large? From “Designing the Molecular World” by Phillip Ball, Princeton, 1994

  7. Buckminsterfullerene!! Sept. 1985 www.kroto.info

  8. 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for their discovery of fullerenes” January 6, 1997 C&EN http://www.nobel.se/chemistry/laureates/1996/

  9. Jim Heath then… Joe built this!!! Now www.kroto.info