Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to Richard Smalley papers, 1990-1998, bulk 1990-1993



Creator: Smalley, Richard E.
Title: Richard Smalley Papers,
Dates: 1990-1998, bulk 1990-1993
Abstract: The papers of Nobel Prize winning chemist and physicist Richard E. Smalley are comprised the lectures, presentations and supporting materials leading to Smalley's discovery of fullerenes, which eventually lead to his Nobel Prize. Included are lectures and presentations, conferences attended, awards received, and articles written. The actual laboratory research notes and materials are not included. Smalley has been affiliated with Rice University since 1976.
Identification: MS 490
Extent: 3 cubic feet
Language: This material is in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Biographical Note

Richard E. Smalley, the Gene and Norman Hackerman Professor of Chemistry since 1982 and Professor of Physics at Rice University since 1990, has been affiliated with Rice since 1976. A co-founder of the Rice Quantum Institute in 1979, he has served as its chairman since 1986, and is the director of the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (elected 1990), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (elected 1991), and is the recipient of the 1991 Irving Langmuir Prize in chemical physics, the 1992 International Prize for New Materials (shared with R.F. Curl and H.W. Kroto), the 1992 E.O. Lawrence Award of the U.S. Department of Energy, the 1992 Robert A. Welch Award in Chemistry, the 1993 William H. Nichols Medal, and the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (shared with R.F. Curl and H.W. Kroto).

Smalley has pioneered advances in the development of supersonic beam laser spectroscopy, super-cold pulsed beams, and laser-driven sources of free radicals, triplets, and metal and semiconductor cluster beams. He discovered and characterized fullerenes, the third elemental form of carbon after graphite and diamond, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize.

Born June 6, 1943, in Akron, Ohio, Smalley received his bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1965 from the University of Michigan, and master's and doctorate degrees from Princeton University in 1971 and 1973.


Scope and Contents

The Richard E. Smalley Papers, composed of four document boxes (.75 cubic feet each), comprise the lectures, presentations and supporting materials leading to Smalley's discovery of fullerenes, which eventually lead to his Nobel Prize. Included are lectures and presentations, conferences attended, awards received, and articles written. The actual laboratory research notes and materials are not included.


 

Arrangement

The papers have been arranged in four series:
Series I: Lectures, Presentations, and Conferences.(2 boxes)
Series II, Correspondence, (13 folders)
Series III: Articles and Reprints, 1990-1998, (6 folders)
Series IV: Personal, 1990-1998, (6 folders)

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Richard Smalley Papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library. Copyright release on articles, lectures and any published materials must be obtained from the publication and/or Dr. Smalley.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University - Archives.
Subjects
Chemists - Archives.
Nobel Prizes.
Nanotechnology.
Laser spectroscopy.
Fullerenes.
Formats
Correspondence.
Lectures.
Articles.
Journals (periodicals).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Richard Smalley Papers, 1990-1998, MS#490, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

The Richard Smalley Papers were received on Sept. 26, 2000 from Carter Kittrell, Rice Chemistry Department research scientist, after Richard Smalley had placed them in storage.

Processing Information

Processed by Lee Pecht June 2001


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Lectures, Presentations, and Conferences, 1990-1993.
1.0 linear ft. (2 boxes)

Events attended by Dr. Smalley in the capacity of moderator, panelist or other official.
Box Folder
1 1 Office of Naval Research, "Semiconductor Cluster Surface Chemistry" Jan. 21-23, 1990;
2 American Society for Mass Spectrometry, "Advances Toward a General FT-ICR Approach to Cluster Surface Science" Jan. 28-31, 1990;
3 American Association for the Advancement of Science, "C60: Buckminsterfullerene" Feb. 15-20, 1990;
4 Baylor University Chemistry Department, "C60 and Other Strange Beasts from the Land of Supersonic Beams" Feb. 23, 1990;
5 University of Houston Physics Department, "Nanocluster Surfaces: Chemistry & Physics" March 6, 1990;
6 American Physical Society, "In Search of Special Structures" March 12-16, 1990;
7 Department of Energy Sciences' Catalysis and Surface Chemistry Research, March 26-28, 1990
8 Combustion Dynamics Facility Workshop, April 5-7, 1990
9 American Chemical Society, "FT-ICR Studies of Cluster Surface Chemistry" April 22-27, 1990;
10 National Academy of Sciences, "C60, Soot, and Stars" April 24, 1990;
11 Army Research Office, "Gas Phase Probes of Gallium Arsenide Cluster Chemistry" May 9-11, 1990;
12 University of Minnesota Department of Chemistry, "Tinker Toy Surface Science,""Past and Future Spectral Probes of Clusters,""C60, Soot, and Stars" May 14-18, 1990;
13 Committee on Atomic, Molecular and Optical Sciences, May 20, 1990
14 American Society for Mass Spectrometry, "FT-ICT and the Future of Cluster Surface Science" June 3-8, 1990;
15 High Temperature Chemistry Gordon Research Conference, "Refractory Cluster Beams" July 23-27, 1990;
16 American Chemical Society, "Cluster Surface Chemistry via FT-ICR" Aug. 27-29, 1990;
17 Frontiers of Materials Sciences, "Clusters of Silicon, Germanium and Diamond" Oct. 26, 1990;
18 Pacific Northwest Laboratories Workshop, Nov. 19-20, 1990
19 Materials Research Society, "Laser Annealing of Semiconductor Clusters: Silicon Nanocrystals" Nov. 26-30, 1990;
20 IBM Almaden Physical Science Colloquium, "Surface Chemistry and Physics of Levitated Clusters" Dec. 6, 1990;
21 National Institute of Standards and Technology, "Formation and Properties of C60 and the Fullerenes" Dec. 6-7, 1990
22 University of California San Diego Chemistry Department, "C60, Chapter 2" Jan. 22, 1991;
23 Texas Instruments, "Carbon Fullerenes" Jan. 31, 1991;
24 Texas A&M Physics Department, "C60, Chapter II" Feb. 27, 1991;
25 Naval Research Laboratory, "Surface Chemistry of Laser Annealed Clusters" March 13, 1991;
26 American Physical Society, "C60-Chapter 2" March 18-22, 1991;
27 Indiana University, "C60: Chapter 2" March 28, 1991;
28 Johns Hopkins University, "C60: Chapter Two" March 29, 1991;
29 American Chemical Society, "Surface Chemistry of Laser-Annealed Clusters" April 14-19, 1991;
30 NATO Advanced Research Workshop, "Surface Chemistry and Photophysics of Levitated Clusters" April 19-26, 1991;
31 National Academy of Sciences, April 28-May 1, 1991
32 Smithsonian Institution, "Breakthrough in Chemistry: Buckyballs" May 1, 1991;
33 James Franck Institute (University of Chicago), "Buckminsterfullerene: Chapter 2" May 7, 1991,
34 Quatum Electronics Laser Science, "Image-Charge Bound States of Metal Clusters" May 13-17, 1991;
35 Shell Development Co., "Buckyballs" May 22, 1991;
36 Michigan State University, "C60: Chapter 2" May 31, 1991;
37 GE Corporate Research Division, June 17, 1991
38 National Research Council Canada, "Buckyballs" June 18-20, 1991;
39 Dow Chemical Co., "Buckyballs" June 21-22, 1991;
40 Gordon Research Conference on Metal and Semiconductor Clusters, Aug. 5-9, 1991
41 American Chemical Society, Aug. 25-30, 1991
42 Rotary Club of River Oaks, Sept. 10, 1991
43 American Chemical Society, "Buckyballs" Sept. 12, 1991;
44 Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Sept. 13-14, 1991
45 University of Arizona, "Doping the Fullerenes" Sept. 18, 1991;
46 Loyola University, Oct. 3, 1991
47 International Symposium on Physics and Chemistry of Finite Systems, "C60 Today" Oct. 8-12, 1991;
48 Electrochemical Society, "Doping Bucky" Oct. 13-17, 1991;
49 American Institute of Physics Corporate Associates, "Buckyballs" Oct. 22, 1991;
50 University of Houston College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, "Buckyballs" Oct. 26, 1991;
51 UCLA, "Beyond Bucky" Oct. 31, 1991;
52 Rice University Fund Council, "Buckyballs" Nov. 1, 1991;
53 Amsterdam Chemistry conference, "Reactivity of Metal Clusters" Nov. 13-15, 1991;
54 Electrochemical Society, "Doping Buckyballs-New Forms of Elemental Carbon" Nov. 21, 1991;
55 Materials Research Society, Dec. 3-4, 1991
56 Taipei Taiwan Industrial Technology Research Institute, Jan. 3-9, 1992
57 Society of Rice University Women, Buckyballs Jan. 13, 1992;
58 American Chemical Society, "Doping the Fullerenes" Jan. 15-17, 1992;
59 Nanotechnology Conference, Japan, "Getting Inside the Cage" Jan. 27-28, 1992;
60 Italian Workshop on Fullerenes, "Doping the Fullerenes" Feb. 6-7, 1992;
61 Carnegie Mellon University Physics Department, "Dopeyballs" Feb. 10, 1992;
62 Ohio State University Chemistry Department, "Dopyballs" Feb. 11, 1992;
63 Louisiana State University Department of Physics and Astronomy, "C60 and the Emerging Carbon-Based Nanotechnology" Feb. 26-29, 1992;
64 MIT, "Tinker Toy Surface Science,""Semiconductor Nanocrystals,""C60 and the Emerging Carbon-Based Nanotechnology" March 2-6, 1992;
Box Folder
2 1 Case Western University, "Doping the Fullerenes" March 12, 1992;
2 American Physical Society, International Prize for New Materials March 16-22, 1992;
3 University of Kansas Chemistry Department, University of Iowa Chemistry Department, March 17, 1992;Spring 1992
4 Texas Tech University Physics Department, "Doping the Fullerenes" March 26, 1992;
5 University of South Dakota Chemistry Department, "Buckyballs" March 30, 1992;
6 American Chemical Society, March 31, 1992
7 Columbia University Chemistry Department, "Grappling with the Beast,""Doping the Fullerenes,""C60 and the Emerging Carbon-Based Nanotechnology" April 13, 1992;
8 University of Texas Departments of Chemistry and Physics, "C60 and the Emerging Carbon-Based Nanotechnology" April 22, 1992;
9 Rice University Hill Country Rice Alumni, "Buckyballs: Great Balls of Carbon" April 22, 1992;
10 University of North Carolina, "Grappling with the Beast,""C60 and the Emerging Carbon-Based Nanotechnology" April 1992;
11 University of Wisconsin, University of California Berkeley, "Doping the Fullerenes" May 8, 1992;May 6, 1992;
12 Wesleyan University Leermakers Symposium, "M @ C60" May 12, 1992;
13 Belgian Physical Society, "Doping the Fullerenes" May 20, 1992;
14 Chalmers University and Stockholm, May 25-28, 1992
15 American Society for Mass Spectrometry, "FT-ICR and the Metallo-Fullerenes" May 31-June 5, 1992;
16 International Symposium on Molecular Beams, "Doping the Fullerenes" June 10, 1992;
17 National Technological University, "Self-Assembly of the Fullerenes" June 23, 1992;
18 Clusters and Fullerenes Conference, June 23-26, 1992
19 Tel Aviv University, "Grappling with the Beast,""Doping the Fullerenes,""C60 and the Emerging Carbon-Based Nanotechnology" June 28-July 3, 1992;
20 International School of Physics, "Nanotechnology and the Fullerenes,""Discovery of the Fullerenes,""Electronic Quantum Size Effects" July 7-17, 1992;
21 International Centre for Theoretical Physics," "C60 and the Emerging Carbon-Based Nanotechnology" July 10-11, 1992,
22 International Symposium on Novel Aromatic Compounds, "C60 and the Emerging Carbon-Based Nanotechnology" July 19-24, 1992;
23 Southwest Research Institute, "C60 and the Emerging Carbon-Based Nanotechnology" Aug. 5, 1992;
24 Atomic and Nanoscale Modification conference, "C60 and the Emerging Carbon-Based Nanotechnology" Aug. 16-21, 1992;
25 American Chemical Society, "Surface Chemistry on Transition Metal Clusters-Evidence for Shell Effect" Aug. 1992;
26 Hoechst Celanese, "C60 and the Emerging Carbon-Based Nanotechnology" Sept. 2, 1992;
27 Department of Energy E.O. Lawrence Award, Sept. 16, 1992
28 World Techno Fair in China, "Fullerene Nanotechnology" Sept. 18-19, 1992;
29 Materials Research Society Symposium, Spring 1992
30 American Chemical Society, "C60 and the Emerging Carbon-Based Nanotechnology" Oct. 1, 1992;
31 NEC Symposium, "From Dopyballs to Nanowires" Oct. 11-15, 1992;
32 Rice Chemistry Faculty Retreat, Oct. 17-18, 1992
33 University of Pennsylvania, Oct. 20-21, 1992
34 American Chemical Society, Southwest Regional Award Oct. 22, 1992; 1992
35 Welch Award, Oct. 26-27, 1992
36 American Physical Society, Nov. 7, 1992
37 University of Wyoming, "C60 and the Emerging Carbon-Based Nanotechnology" Nov. 13, 1992;
38 University of South Florida, "C60 and the Emerging Carbon-Based Nanotechnology" Nov. 19, 1992;
39 Princeton University, Dec. 2-4, 1992
40 American Association of Physics Teachers, Jan. 5, 1993
41 Coast Guard Academy, "Nanotechnology" Feb. 10, 1993;
42 American Association for the Advancement of Science, Feb. 12, 1993
43 University of California at Berkeley, "Carbon Clusters, Nanotechnology and the Future of Chemistry" Feb. 16, 1993;
44 Society for Applied Spectroscopy, "Spectral Probes of Fullerenes and other Nanoclusters" Feb. 23, 1993;
45 UOP Research Center, Feb. 24, 1993
46 American Chemical Society, William H. Nichols Medal March 12, 1993;
47 Lake Forest College, "Clusters, Chemistry and Nanotechnology" March 22, 1993;
48 American Physical Society, March 23-24, 1993
49 Committee on Science, Space and Technology, "Buckyballs and Nanotechnology" April 1, 1993;
50 U.S. Naval Academy, "Buckyballs" April 2, 1993;
51 University of Nebraska, "Carbon Clusters and the Challenge of Nanotechnology" April 30, 1993;
52 Auburn University, "Carbon, Nanotechnology, and the Future of Chemistry" May 5, 1993;
53 American Physical Society, "C60 and the Emerging Carbon-Based Nanotechnology" May 17-19, 1993;
54 Science and Technology of the Fullerenes, June 27-July 1, 1993
55 Physics and Chemistry of C60 Seminar, "Solar Generation of the Fullerenes" July 19-23, 1993;
56 National Institute of Standards and Technology, "Carbon's Role in Nanotechnology" Sept. 10, 1993;
57 Princeton University, "Grapping with the Beast of Surface Science,""Doping the Fullerenes,""Carbon, Fibers, and Nanotechnology" Sept. 20-23, 1993;
58 Mexican Materials Society, "Buckyballs and Nanotechnology" Oct. 1, 1993,
59 National Academy of Sciences, Oct. 6, 1993
60 Ethyl Corporation, "C60 and the Emerging Carbon-Based Nanotechnology" Oct. 8, 1993;
61 Electrochemical Society, "From Buckyballs to Buckytubes: New Possibilities in Nanotechnology" Oct. 11, 1993;
62 Washington State University, "Buckyballs and Nanotechnology" Oct. 26, 1993;
63 [Rice] President's Inaugural Ceremony, Oct. 29-30, 1993
64 Argonne National Laboratory, "Buckyballs and Nanotechnology" Nov. 12, 1993;
65 Houston Museum of Natural Science, "From Buckyball to Space Elevators" Nov. 12, 1993;
66 University of Wyoming Dept. of Chemistry, "C60 and the Emerging Carbon-Based Nanotechnology" Nov. 13, 1993;
67 John Scott Award, Nov. 19, 1993
68 Pennsylvania State University, Nov. 21-23, 1993
69 Pennsylvania State University, "Carbon's Role in Nanotechnology, Both Wet and Dry" Nov. 22, 1993;
70 Materials Research Society, "On the Crystallization of Carbon in O, 1, and 2 Dimensions" Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 1993;



 

Series II, Correspondence, 1992-1996
(13 folders)

Includes general correspondence, incoming and outgoing mail, awards nominations, grants, patents and publishers correspondence all dealing with fullerenes or "buckyballs."
Box Folder
3 1 General, 1992
2 General, 1993
3 Outgoing, 1993
4 Incoming, 1994
5 Outgoing, 1994
6 Incoming, 1995
7 Outgoing, 1995
8 Incoming, 1996
9 Outgoing, 1996
10 Awards nominations
11 Grants
12 Patents
13 Publishers



 

Series III: Articles and Reprints, 1990-1998.
(6 folders)

Articles and reprints related to buckyballs and nanotechnology, with a bibliography on the discovery.
Box Folder
4 1 Buckyball articles
2 Metal cluster research articles
3 Nanotechnology-related articles
4 Reprints
5 Authorization for reprint of articles
6 Buckminsterfullerene bibliography



 

Series IV: Personal, 1990-1998
(6 folders)

This series includes materials on awards, presentations and daily calendars.
Box Folder
4 7 Awards-articles and programs
8 Presentations listings
9 Baker & Botts promotional booklet with Smalley photo
10 Monthly/yearly appointment book, 1990-1994
11 Monthly/yearly appointment book, 1991-1994
12 Monthly/yearly appointment book, 1995-1998