Dr. Richard E. Smalley of Rice University in Chemistry lab

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Item Metadata 2011-01-07T15:52:31Z 2011-01-07T15:52:31Z 1980-01-01
dc.description Black and white photographic image of Dr. Richard E. Smalley.
dc.description.abstract Richard E. Smalley, the Gene and Norman Hackerman Professor of Chemistry since 1982 and Professor of Physics at Rice University since 1990, was affiliated with Rice since 1976. Smalley pioneered advances in the development of supersonic beam laser spectroscopy, super-cold pulsed beams, and laser-driven sources of free radicals, triplets, and metal and semiconductor cluster beams. He discovered and characterized fullerenes, the third elemental form of carbon after graphite and diamond, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1996 along with Robert Curl. The Smalley Group at Rice continues his work by concentrating on single walled carbon nanotubes, a.k.a. "buckytubes". When made with molecular perfection these tubular fullerenes offer revolutionary electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties on the nanometer scale.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
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dc.title Dr. Richard E. Smalley of Rice University in Chemistry lab
dc.type Image
dc.digitization.specifications Large paper surrounding image cropped slightly. 2007-03-14 ca. 1980
dc.source.collection Forms part of the Rice University Archives individual photo files. Woodson Research Center, Rice University USRICEwrcphotofileSmalley
dc.type.genre photographs
dc.identifier.citation (1980). "Dr. Richard E. Smalley of Rice University in Chemistry lab."

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