Dr. Richard E. Smalley and Dr.Robert Curl, posing with a buckyball
Rice University (photographer).
Richard E. Smalley and Robert Curl won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996 for the discovery and characterization of fullerenes, the third elemental form of carbon after graphite and diamond. Smalley and Curl co-founded the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at Rice University in 1993.
Color photographic image of Dr. Richard E. Smalley (left)and Dr. Robert Curl (right) of Rice University, posing with a buckyball or fullerene model.