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Kroto, H. W.

Overview
Works: 76 works in 190 publications in 5 languages and 2,112 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Textbooks  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: QD181.C1, 546.681
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by H. W Kroto
Atom resolved surface reactions : nanocatalysis by P. R Davies( )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a unique perspective of the impact of scanning probe microscopies on our understanding of the surface chemistry at the nanoscale
Molecular rotation spectra by H. W Kroto( Book )

26 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fullerenes by Kroto HW( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and French and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until recently, the element carbon was believed to exhibit only two main allotropic forms, diamond and graphite. Research in the US and Europe has now confirmed the existence of a third previously unknown form - buckminsterfullerene (<RM>C<INF>60</INF></RM>) and its relatives, the fullerenes (<RM>C<INF>24</INF>, C<INF>28</INF>, C<INF>32</INF>, C<INF>70</INF> etc</RM>). The story of fullerene chemistry, physics and materials science began in 1985, almost twenty years after the existence of a spherical carbon cluster was first considered. In September 1985 a joint Sussex/Rice Universities team
The Fullerenes : new horizons for the chemistry, physics, and astrophysics of carbon by Kroto HW( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1985, Buckminsterfullerene (fullerene-60) C[subscript 60] was discovered serendipitously during graphite laser vaporization experiments designed to simulate the chemistry in a red giant carbon star. The molecule was isolated for the first time in macroscopic amounts in 1990, a breakthrough which triggered an explosion of research into its chemical and physical properties. The fullerenes hold great potential for material science applications, such as semiconductors and microscopic engineering, and as new compounds for pharmaceuticals, polymers and the chemical industry. Buckminsterfullerene possesses a beauty and elegance that has excited the imaginations of laymen and scientists alike. It seems almost impossible to comprehend how the existence of the third well-characterized allotrope of carbon could have evaded discovery until virtually the end of the twentieth century. In October 1992 a Discussion Meeting of the Royal Society entitled 'A Post-Buckminsterfullerene View of the Chemistry, Physics and Astrophysics of Carbon' organized by H.W. Kroto, A.L. MacKay, G. Turner and D.R.M. Walton, was held to celebrate this exciting advance. The scientists who played key roles in the discovery and who are currently uncovering fascinating problems and the implications of this elegant molecule, presented the papers published in this book."--Jacket
Nano materials in architecture, interior architecture, and design by Sylvia Leydecker( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides professional users with an overview of functional nanosurfaces of all kinds, enabling them to employ nanomaterials intelligently and appropriately and to provide competent advice for clients."--Jacket
C₆₀ buckminsterfullerene : some inside stories( )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compendium of accounts reveals the unique perspectives of many scientists who made major contributions to the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of C60 buckminsterfullerene but who have not previously published personal accounts. The introduction attempts to provide a rational framework for understanding how this discovery came about and how firmly it rested on earlier technical breakthroughs and how important were the contributions of researchers who were young students at the time. In addition to these accounts, most of the key publications are also reprinted. More than anything else, this book gives an in-depth overview of how important cross-disciplinary advances from laboratory synthesis, molecular spectroscopy, radioastronomy, stellar chemistry, and cluster chemistry were in the discovery. Indeed, the story shows not only how major breakthroughs are often impossible to predict but also that the discovery is a perfect example of the value of fundamental science and why it must continue to be supported
Bionanodesign : following nature's touch by Maxim Ryadnov( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new publication brings together contemporary approaches for designing nanostructures that employ naturally derived self-assembling motifs as synthetic platforms
Spectroscopy, dynamics and molecular theory of carbon plasmas and vapors : advances in the understanding of the most complex high-temperature elemental system by Stephan Irle( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a stop-gap contribution to the science and technology of carbon plasmas and carbon vapors. It strives to cover two strongly related fields : the molecular quantum theory of carbon plasmas and carbon nanostructures; and the molecular and atomic spectroscopy of such plasmas and vapors. These two fields of research are strongly intertwined and thus reinforce one another. Even though the use of carbon nanostructures is increasing by the day and their practical uses are emerging, there is no modern review on carbon plasmas, especially from molecular theoretical and spectroscopic viewpoints. The importance of the present book is therefore great from both educational and practical aspects. This review might be the first step towards bringing such textbooks into existence for university education. Similarly, for applied and engineering works in carbon nanostructures, the book provides a theoretical salient point for technologists in the field
Bionanodesign : Following nature's touch by Maxim Ryadnov( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new publication brings together contemporary approaches for designing nanostructures that employ naturally derived self-assembling motifs as synthetic platforms, The progress of today's science and technology encounters an increasing demand for finer and more efficiently performing materials with properties superior over those of current and hence ageing devices. Whether this is concerned with electronics or drug delivery, cancer diagnostics or alternative energy sources, the search for means of miniaturizing the existing materials or devising fundamentally new components with higher capacities appears to be relentless. A saving solution to this is widely proposed as the design and fabrication of nanostructures, molecular architectures with dimensions featured below 100 nm. Replicating Nature's designs faithfully reproduced over millions of years provides perhaps the most straightforward route to success. Nature offers examples of nanodefined self-assemblies in virtually all levels of biological organization. However explicit guidance to the fabrication of functional or specialist nanostructures is of paramount importance. Nanotechnology is often referred to as building nanoscale structures from bottom up. However, while it is visually clear what is at "up" little is given and understood what is at the "bottom". This new book gives the notion of and provides rules for building nanostructures from basics - the very bottom. The main objective of this publication is to bring together contemporary approaches for designing nanostructures that employ naturally derived self-assembling motifs as synthetic platforms. The book has been written to satisfy the demands that motivate the search for and principles that prove to help the design of novel nanostructures. The overall goal is to compile the existing understanding of rules that govern biomolecular self-assembly into a practical guide to molecular nanotechnology. It is written in the shape of a review referenced as fully as permissible within the context of biomolecular design, which forms a general trend throughout. The volume is composed of three core chapters focusing on three prominent topics of applied nanotechnology where the role of nanodesign is predominant. The three key areas from which popular highlights can be drawn are: -employing the genetic repository, DNA, for creating various geometric nanoscale objects and patterns -the empirical pursuit of an artificial virus, a magic bullet in gene therapy -designing artificial extracellular matrices for regenerative medicine Specific applications that arise from designed nanoscale assemblies as well as fabrication and characterization techniques are of secondary importance and whenever they appear serve as progress and innovation highlights. The book takes an unconventional approach in delivering material of this kind. It does not lead straight to applications or methods as most nanotechnology works tend to do, but instead it focuses on the initial and primary aspect of "nano" rather than on "technology". Nanodesign is unique in its own field - illustrations are essential and the cohort of brilliant bioinspired designs reported to date form a major part of the publication. In addition, key bibliographic references are covered as fully as possible. A special appendix giving a short list of leading world laboratories engaged in bioinspired nanodesign is also included
Fragments of fullerenes and carbon nanotubes : designed synthesis, unusual reactions, and coordination chemistry by Harold W Kroto( )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first of its kind to reflect upon the intense and rapidly growing interest in open geodesic polyaromatic molecules, specifically focusing on their synthesis and reactivity in metal binding reactions. The book broadly covers all aspects related to the fullerene fragment chemistry: current synthetic techniques, description of the available members of this new family (which has grown to more than two dozens members, with none being available commercially), molecular geometry and trends in the solid state packing, as well as extensions into physical properties and new buckybowl-based molecules and materials. It covers fundamental research related to a new class of hydrocarbons, namely open geodesic polyarenes that map onto the surfaces of fullerenes (and referred to as fullerene fragments or buckybowls
C60, Buckminsterfullerene : the celestial sphere that fell to earth : the John Coffin memorial lecture, 16 February 1993 by H. W Kroto( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C60 Buckminsterfullerene : the celestial sphere that fell to earth by H. W Kroto( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold Kroto discusses the discovery of C60 Buckminsterfullerene and how the study of carbon chemistry and materials science was changed by studying the role of carbon in space and stars
Harold Kroto racconta Lavoisier e Mendeleev : tra atomi e molecole : nasce la chimica moderna by Harold Walter Kroto( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Postbuckminsterfullerene view of the chemistry, physics and astrophysics of carbon : discussion held 1 and 2 October 1992( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nanomaterialien in Architektur, Innenarchitektur und Design by Sylvia Leydecker( )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nanotechnologie gilt als eine der Schlüsseltechnologien des 21. Jahrhunderts mit stark wachsender wirtschaftlicher Bedeutung. In Architektur und Bauwesen liegen ihre heute nutzbaren Potenziale besonders in der Beschichtung von Oberflächen, die diesen funktionale Eigenschaften wie erhöhte Bruchfestigkeit, Fähigkeit zur Selbstreinigung, Feuerresistenz etc. verleiht. Auf Nanomaterialien basierende Zusatzstoffe machen gängige Materialien leichter, durchlässiger oder verschleißfester. Nicht nur für Fassaden und Dächer sind Nanomaterialien von großem Interesse, sondern sie bereichern auch die Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten von Innen- und Außenräumen. Nano-Dämmmaterialien eröffnen ökologisch ausgerichteten Architekten neue Potenziale. Architekten, Innenarchitekten und Designer finden in diesem Buch eine auf ihre Belange zugeschnittene Einführung in den naturwissenschaftlichen Hintergrund, eine kritische Diskussion der Vorzüge und Grenzen dieser Technologie und vor allem eine umfassende, mit zahlreichen internationalen Projektbeispielen belegte Darstellung von 16 bau- und designrelevanten Eigenschaften und Funktionen von Nanomaterialien. Nobelpreisträger Harold Kroto trug ein Vorwort bei
Equilibrium molecular structures : from spectroscopy to quantum chemistry by J Demaison( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written following a new paradigm, this textbook takes advantage of the insight of world experts who have contributed chapters and relies upon its editors to seamlessly integrate the information into a unified presentation. It covers experimental and computational techniques and compares different methods. The book goes on to describe their interplay and the advantages of their combined use. It is not merely a review of the modern literature, but a true textbook that can be used by advanced students"--Provided by publisher
A postbuckminsterfullerene view of the chemistry, physics and astrophysics of carbon( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special issue on fullerenes( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold Kroto racconta Lavoisier e Mendeleev : tra atomi e molecole : nasce la chimica moderna by Harold Walter Kroto( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond belief : Enlightenment 2.0( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As you watch the conversation in Beyond Belief: Enlightenment 2.0, it might help to know about one of the sources that was helpful to me in formulating the agenda, assembling the cast of characters, and setting the tone for the meeting. I quoted this passage from Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century by Jonathan Glover (who directs the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics at King's College, London): "Now we tend to see the Enlightenment view of human psychology as thin and mechanical, and Enlightenment hopes of social progress through the spread of humanitarianism and the scientific outlook as naive ... One of this book's aims is to replace the thin, mechanical psychology of the Enlightenment with something more complex, something closer to reality ... another aim of the book is to defend the Enlightenment hope of a world that is more peaceful and humane, the hope that by understanding more about ourselves we can do something to create a world with less misery. I have qualified optimism that this hope is well founded ..." I say Amen to that. If Enlightenment 1.0 took a thin and mechanical view of human nature and psychology, I think Enlightenment 2.0 can offer a much 'thicker' and cognitively richer account - less naive and also, perhaps, less hubristic. If there's one thing we've learned - particularly from cognitive neuroscience - it is that we need to have some strategic humility about the hobby horses we are inclined to ride".--Website
 
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Atom resolved surface reactions : nanocatalysis
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Molecular rotation spectraThe Fullerenes : new horizons for the chemistry, physics, and astrophysics of carbonNano materials in architecture, interior architecture, and designBionanodesign : following nature's touchSpectroscopy, dynamics and molecular theory of carbon plasmas and vapors : advances in the understanding of the most complex high-temperature elemental systemBionanodesign : Following nature's touchFragments of fullerenes and carbon nanotubes : designed synthesis, unusual reactions, and coordination chemistryNanomaterialien in Architektur, Innenarchitektur und DesignEquilibrium molecular structures : from spectroscopy to quantum chemistry
Alternative Names
Harold Kroto

Harold Kroto anglický chemik a nositel Nobelovy ceny za chemii

Harold Kroto brit kémikus

Harold Kroto britischer Chemiker und Nobelpreisträger für Chemie

Harold Kroto britisk kjemiker og Nobelpristager i kjemi

Harold Kroto Brits scheikundige

Harold Kroto chimico inglese

Harold Kroto chimist britanic

Harold Kroto chimiste britannique

Harold Kroto químic britànic

Harold Kroto químico británico

Harold Walter Kroto

Harold Walter Kroto químico británico

Harolds Kroto

Harry Kroto British chemist

Kroto, H. W.

Kroto, Harold.

Kroto, Harold W.

Kroto, Harold Walter.

Kroto, Harold Walter, Sir

Kroto, Harry.

Krotoschiner, Harold

Krotoschiner, Harold Walter

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English (122)

Italian (3)

German (1)

French (1)

Spanish (1)