dc.creator Kroto, H. W. en_US dc.date.accessioned 2008-01-11T21:59:40Z dc.date.available 2008-01-11T21:59:40Z dc.date.issued 2005 en_US dc.identifier 2005-WB-01 en_US dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/30653 dc.description Author Institution: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,; The Florida State University, Tallahassee FL 32306-4390 USA en_US dc.description.abstract Several disparate research avenues involving spectroscopy and cluster science were being investigated during the late 70's and early 80's when they came together and resulted in the discovery of C$_{60}$ Buckminsterfullerene. Some of the experiments that involved spectroscopy - mainly microwave spectroscopy - in the detection of unstable molecules, which were difficult to detect whether they had large or small dipole moments, can in retrospect be recognised as small steps that led inexorably to the discovery of a molecule which has no dipole moment at all. en_US dc.language.iso English en_US dc.publisher Ohio State University en_US dc.title THE MICROWAVE SPECTROSCOPY ROAD TO THE DETECTION OF THE MOLECULE WITH THE SMALLEST DIPOLE MOMENT IN THE UNIVERSE en_US dc.type article en_US
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