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The Most Beautiful Molecule: The Discovery of the Buckyball


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Oktober 1997

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

The amazing discovery--almost as a side project--of a previously unknown, almost perfect form of carbon stunned the scientific community. With objectivity and insight, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MOLECULE recounts the events leading up to the discovery of the "buckyball" and explores the many new doors this scientific breakthrough can open. Illustrations.


Inhaltsverzeichnis

Making Molecules. September 1985. The Search for the Yellow Vial. On Symmetry and the Sexagesimal. The Fuller View. The Chemical Senses. The Chemist-Stylites. September 1990. The Peak of Perfection. "My Lords, What Does It Do?" The Molecular Architects. Epilogue: Spot the Ball. Notes and References. Index.

Portrait

HUGH ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS graduated from Cambridge with a degree in natural sciences, majoring in chemistry. He has since written widely on both science and technology in newspapers and magazines ranging from Popular Science and New Scientist to the Independent, the Guardian, and the Daily Telegraph. He lives in London.
EAN: 9780471193333
ISBN: 047119333X
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 1997
Seitenanzahl: 340 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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