Fullerene Quotes (3 quotes)
It [buckyballs, C60 by Richard Smalley] was an absolutely electrifying discovery. Within a year or two, you couldnt pick up a chemistry journal without one-third of the articles being about fullerenes.
The discovery that these soccer-ball-like molecules can be made in large quantities will have an effect on chemistry like the sowing of a bucket of flower seedsthe results will spring up everywhere from now on. Id be surprised if we dont see thousands of new fullerene compounds in the next few years, some of which are almost certain to have important uses.
This discovery [of fullerenes] is principally about the way that carbon condenses, its genius for forming clusters.