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Sir Harold Walter Kroto (1939-), Chemist

Sitter in 4 portraits
Chemist. Kroto initiated work on carbon chain molecules, combining research in synthesis, spectroscopy and radioastronomy. He was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1996 for the discovery of fullerenes or 'buckyballs', hollow carbon molecules with the potential for extensive manipulation. ' research is in nanoscience and nanotechnology. One day this field should lead to tiny molecular machines which can buzz around inside us, supercomputers in our pockets as well as construction materials 100 times stronger than steel.'

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Sir Harold Walter Kroto

by Nicholas Sinclair
bromide print, 1997
NPG P704


Sir Harold Walter Kroto

by Anne-Katrin Purkiss
bromide print, October 1996
NPG x87222


Sir Harold Walter Kroto

by Anne-Katrin Purkiss
bromide fibre print, October 1996
NPG x87221


Sir Harold Walter Kroto

by James F. Hunkin
R-type colour print, August 2001
NPG x126338


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