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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Group I: 1981-1984

Group II: 1985

Group III: 1986-1987

Group IV: 1988-1989

Group V: 1990-1991

Group VI: 1992-1993

Group VII: 1993-1995

Group VIII: Undated

Guide to Robert F. Curl Academic papers,
1981-1995, bulk 1985-1993


Repository: Woodson Research Center Rice University Fondren Library
Creator Curl, Robert F.
Title: Guide to Robert F. Curl Academic papers,
Dates: 1981-1995
Extent: 5.25 cubic feet
Abstract: The collection holds the chemistry research materials during a portion of Dr. Robert Curl's tenure at Rice University, 1981-95. The materials, arranged chronologically, include typescript copies, proofs, notes, charts, correspondence and reprints regarding published and unfinished research.
ID: MS 483
Language: Materials are in English.

Biographical Note

Robert F. Curl's affiliation with Rice University begins with his bachelor's degree at Rice in 1954. He received his Ph.D. in 1957 at the University of California, Berkeley. After a year at Harvard University as a research fellow in microwave spectroscopy, Curl joined the Rice faculty as an assistant professor in chemistry. In 1967 he became a full professor, served as chair of the chemistry department from 1992-1996, and then as the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Natural Sciences. In 2002, Curl was named the first Pitzer Professor of Chemistry.

Curl has received many honors and awards including the Clayton Prize of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and the Alexander von Humboldt Senior US Scientist Award from the University of Bonn, Germany. Along with Richard Smalley (Rice University's Gene and Norman Hackerman Professor of Chemistry) and Sir Harold Kroto (University of Sussex, Brighton, England), Curl received the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery in 1985 of buckminsterfullernes, the third molecular form of carbon. In 1992 the trio received the American Physical Society International Prize for New Materials.

Curl is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Lamba Upsilon and Sigma Xi, and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America. He has been Visiting Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada, visiting scientist at the Institute of Molecular Science, Okazaki, Japan, and the National Institute for Standards and Technology in Boulder, the University of Bonn, and the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Scope and Contents

The collection holds the chemistry research materials during a portion of Curl's tenure at Rice University, 1981-95. The materials, arranged chronologically, include typescript copies, proofs, notes, charts, correspondence and reprints regarding published and unfinished research.

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Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically beginning with the 1981, to 1995, and ending with undated materials.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

No access restrictions; this material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Robert F. Curl Academic papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

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Related Material

See also Robert Curl, Richard Smalley, Buckyball information (vertical) files, and [Rice] Nobel Prize Collection record group.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)

Rice University - Department of Chemistry.
Rice University - Faculty.

Subjects:

Buckminsterfullerene
Chemistry - Experiments.
Chemistry.
Microwave spectroscopy
Nobel Prizes.

Formats

Charts.
Correspondence.
Notes.
Typescripts.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert F. Curl Academic Papers, 1981-1995, MS 483, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

Received by the Woodson Research Center on Oct. 16, 1999, and officially gifted to Rice University by Robert F. Curl on Dec. 9, 1999.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Group I: 1981-1984
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1 1 High Resolution Study of the O-H Stretch Fundamental of Methanol, research notes, charts, printouts 1981:
2 Methanol research, notes, printouts, charts 1981:
3 Observation of the 2P1/22P3/2 Transition of the Br Atom by Color Center Laser Spectroscopy,Chemical Physics Letters, reprint, printouts Jan. 1981:
4 Experimental Excitation of a Transition State in a Chemical Reaction, typescript copy 1983:
5 Kinetic Spectroscopy with the Color Center Laser,Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers '83, typescript copy, reprints, notes Dec. 1983:
6 Chemiluminescent Channels Opened by Photon Absorption During Reactive Collisions,Proceedings of the Conference on Atomic and Molecular Collisions in a Laser Field, typescript copy, copyright March 1984:
7 The far-infrared laser magnetic resonance spectrum of the SiH radical and determination of ground state parameters,Journal of Chemical Physics, notes, typescript copies Oct. 1984:
8 Sensitivity improvement of tone-burst modulated spectroscopy with a color-center laser,Journal of the Optical Society of America B, reprint, notes, typescript copy, corresp., printouts, transparencies Oct. 1984:
9 Color Center Laser Spectroscopy of Transient Species Produced by Excimer Laser Flash Photolysis,Journal of the Optical Society of America, corresp., typescript copy 1984:
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Group II: 1985
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2 1 Rotational analysis of the AX system of C2H a),Journal of Chemical Physics, reprint, corresp., typescript copy, printouts April 1985:
2 Rotational analysis… revisions, printouts, notes, corresp. 1985:
3 Rotational analysis… erratum, reprint, notes, printouts 1985:
4 Color center laser kinetic spectroscopy: observation of the A 1ΔNH vibrational fundamental,Journal of the Optical Society of America, proof, reprint, typescript copy, notes, printouts May 1985:
5 The Microwave and Far-Infrared Spectra of the SiH Radical,The Astrophysical Journal, copyright, reprints May 1985:
6 Erratum: Rotational analysis of the AX system of C2H,Journal of Chemical Physics, reprint, typescript copies, corresp., charts, printouts Oct. 1985:
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3 1 C60: Buckminsterfullerene,Nature, reprints, proofs Nov. 1985:
2 Magnetic Rotation Observation of the C2 Transition Using a Color Center Laser,Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, reprints, printouts, corresp., notes 1985:
3 Lanthanum Complexes of Spheroidal Carbon Shells,Journal of the American Chemical Society, reprint, typescript copy 1985:
4 Laser Magnetic Resonance Spectrum of the v1 band of NCO, typescript copy, notes, charts 1985:
5 Semiconductor cluster beams: One and two color ionization studies of Six and Gex,Journal of Chemical Physics, typescript copy, reprints, notes, corresp. Dec. 1985:
6 Supersonic III-V Semiconductor Cluster Beams: GaxAsy,Journal of Chemical Physics, typescript copy, proof, corresp. 1985:
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Group III: 1986-1987
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3 7 Photoexcitation of Reaction Complexes in the Reaction K+NaCl→KCl+Na,Journal of Chemical Physics, notes, reports, corresp., typescript copy July 1986:
8 Studies of the NH2+NO Reaction by Infrared Kinetic Spectroscopy,Journal of Physical Chemistry, notes, reprint, typescript copy May 1986:
9 Reactivity of Large Carbon Clusters: Spheroidal Carbon Shells and Their Possible Relevance to the Formation and Morphology of Soot,Journal of Physical Chemistry, reprint, typescript copy 1986:
10 Negative Carbon Cluster Ion Beams: New Evidence for the Special Nature of C60,Chemical Physics Letters, reprint, copyright, typescript copy May 1986:
11 Observation of the laser-assisted reaction K+NaCl+hv→Na*+KCl using K atoms selected by a hexapole magnetic field,Physical Review A, reprint, notes, typescript copy Nov. 1986:
12 Photodetachment and photofragmentation studies of semiconductor cluster anions,Journal of Chemical Physics, reprint, corresp., copyright, typescript copy, notes, report, proof 1986:
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4 1 A Reply to `Magic Numbers in Cn+ and Cn- Abaundance Distributions Based on Experimental Observations,Chemical Physics Letters, copyright, notes, printouts, typescript copy 1986:
2 Color Center Laser Spectroscopy of Vibrationally Excited C2H,Journal of Chemical Physics, notes, reprint, corresp., proof, typescript copy 1986:
3 Multiwavenumber linearized diode laser spectra by overlapping frequency scans,Applied Optics, corresp., charts, proof, typescript copy Jan. 1987:
4 Color Center Laser Spectoscopy of C2H and C2D,Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, reprint, typescript copy, notes, proof, printouts 1987:
5 "Infrared Kinetic Spectroscopy Using a Color-Center Laser,, Spectroscopy, reprint, typescript copy, charts, proof March 1987:
6 Long Carbon Chain Molecules in Circumstellar Shells,The Astrophysical Journal, reprint March 1987:
7 The UV absorption spectrum of C60 (buckminsterfullerene): A narrow band at 3860 A,Journal of Chemical Physics, reprint, corresp., reports, typescript copy Oct. 1987:
8 Rate Constant Measurements of Reactions of C2H with H2, O2, C2H2 and NO Using Color Center Laser Kinetic Spectroscopy,Journal of Physical Chemistry, corresp., typescript copy, copyright, charts, notes, proofs Dec. 1987:
9 Carbon Condensation, reprint, typescript copy 1987:
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Group IV: 1988-1989
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4 10 Photophysics of buckminsterfullerene and other carbon cluster ions,Journal of Chemical Physics, reprint, notes, typescript copy, corresp., proof Jan. 1988:
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5 1 Photodissasociation of semiconductor positive cluster ions,Journal of Chemical Physics, reprint, charts, proofs, typescript copy Feb. 1988:
2 Infrared flash kinetic spectroscopy of HCO,Journal of Chemical Physics, reprint, corresp., notes, charts, printouts, proof, typescript copy Feb. 1988:
3 HCO fits, printouts n.d.:
4 Unbiased Least-Squares Fitting of Lower States,Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, reprint, printouts, proof, typescript copy 1988:
5 Probing C60,Science, reprint, proof, corresp, notes, typescript copy Nov. 1988:
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6 1 Infrared Kinetic Spectroscopy of C2H and C2D,Journal of Molecular Structure, reprint, charts, notes, typescript copy, corresp., proof 1988:
2 Absorption Cross-section for the OH Fundamental, typescript copy, notes, corresp., printouts 1989:
3 Gallium Arsenide Cluster Studies, NICOLS: Ninth International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy, typescript copies 1989:
4 Reaction Mechanism of C2H+O2,Journal of Physical Chemistry, corresp., proofs, typescript copy, notes 1989:
5 Ammonia Chemisorption on Gallium Arsenide Clusters,Chemical Physics Letters, copyright, corresp., charts, typescript copy 1990:
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Group V: 1990-1991
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6 6 Thermal DeNOx: No HNO at Room Temperature,Chemical Physics Letters, copyright, corresp., typescript copy, notes, printout 1990:
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7 1 The OH Stretching Fundamental of Methanol,Journal of Molecular Structure, typescript copy, notes, charts, corresp., copyright, printouts, reprints 1990:
2 Infrared Flash Kinetic Spectroscopy of the Ketyl Radical,Chemical Physics Letters, corresp., typescript copy, copyright, charts, reprints, printouts, notes 1990:
3 Infrared Spectroscopy of Jet-Cooled Transient Molecules,Chemical Physics Letters, typescript copy, copyright, reports, corresp., notes, charts, transparency 1990:
4 Rate Constant Measurements of C2H with CH4, C2H6, C2H4, D2 and CO,Journal of Physical Chemistry, typescript copy, corresp., reports, proof, notes, copyright, charts, printout 1990:
5 Observation of structure in transition state spectra of the bimolecular reactions K+XNa→KX+Na (X=Br, Cl),Journal of Chemical Physics, reprint April 1991:
6 "Cold Molecular Beam Electronic Spectrum of C60 and C70, Journal of Chemical Physics, typescript copy, proof, charts, copyright, corresp. 1991:
7 Fullerenes: The Third Form of Pure Carbon,Scientific American, typescript copy, corresp., notes, reprint Oct. 1991:
8 C60ΔHf, research notes 1991:
9 Two Varieties of Cn·Ar +,Chemical Physics Letters, typescript copies 1991:
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8 1 Infrared Flash Kinetic Spectroscopy of v2 of Ketenyl Radical,Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, proof, notes, corresp., charts, copyright, printout 1991:
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Group VI: 1992-1993
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8 2 Vibrational relaxation of acetylene produced by the photolysis of vinyl bromide,Journal of Chemical Physics, proof, typescript copy, charts, printout, corresp., reprints 1992:
3 Continuous-wave infrared laser spectrometer based on difference frequency generation in AgGaS2 for high-resolution spectroscopy,Journal of the Optical Society of America B, reprint, notes, typescript copy Feb. 1992:
4 Photoexcitation spectra of transition region species in reactions of potassium with sodium halides,Journal of Chemical Physics, typescript copy 1992:
5 Optimization of a mid-infrared high resolution difference frequency laser spectrometer,Journal of the Optical Society of America B, corresp., typescript copy 1992:
6 Acetylene Combustion Reactions: Rate Constant Measurements of HCCO with O2 and C2H2,Chemical Physics Letters, typescript copy, reports, copyright, corresp. 1992:
7 Rotationally Resolved Spectrum of the v1 CH Stretch of the Propargyl Radical,Chemical Physics Letters, typescript copy, notes, corresp. 1992:
8 Isomers of Gallium Arsenide Cluster Ions,Chemical Physics Letters, corresp., typescript copy, reports 1992:
9 Mass Spectrometric Studies of the Fullerences,Buckminsterfullerene and Related Carbon Clusters," corresp., typescript copy, copyright, reprint, negatives 1992:
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9 1 Gallium Arsenide Clusters Etched by NO,Journal of Chemical Physics, corresp., typescript copy 1992:
2 Pre-1990 Evidence for the Fullerene Proposal,Carbon, corresp., typescript copy, copyright 1992:
3 Difference-frequency generation in AgGaS2 by using single-mode diode-laser pump sources,Optics Letters, proof, corresp., copyright, typescript copy July 1993:
4 Branching Ratio of the Reaction NH2+NO at Elevated Temperatures,Journal of Physical Chemistry, proof, corresp., typescript copy Aug. 1993:
5 The v1 fundamental of HCCN: Evidence for quasilinearity,Chemical Physics Letters, copyright, corresp., charts, typescript copy 1993:
6 Formation and Chemistry of the Fullerenes,Applied Superconductivity, reprint, corresp., typescript copy 1993:
7 On the Formation of the Fullerenes,Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A, typescript copy, corresp. 1993:
8 A Widely Tunable Difference Frequency Source for Infrared Kinetic Spectroscopy,Proceedings of the International Conference on LASERS '92, typescript copy 1993:
9 Probing Chemical Reaction: Evidence for Exploration of an Excited Potential Energy Surface at Thermal Energies,Science, typescript copy, corresp., report 1993:
10 Fullerences: Collapse and Growth," Nature, corresp., reports 1993:
11 NH2+NO Yields as function of T, typescript copies, notes 1993:
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10 1 Design Considerations of an Infrared Spectrometer Based on Difference Frequency Generation in AgGaSe2,Applied Optics, reprint, typescript copies 1993:
2 Branching Ration of the Reaction NH2+NO at Elevated Temperatures,Journal of Physical Chemistry, notes, printouts corresp., reprint, typescript copy 1993:
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Group VII: 1993-1995
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10 3 The Reaction of NH2 with O,Journal of Physical Chemistry, reprint, typescript copy, corresp. June 1994:
4 Rate Constant Measurement of the Recombination Reaction C3H3+C3H3,Journal of Physical Chemistry, proof, corresp., typescript copy, reports, notes July 1994:
5 CW difference frequency generation using AgGaS2: problems encountered in power scaling,Nonharmonic Optical Frequency Conversion: Parametric Oscillators and Related Devices, typescript copy, corresp. 1994:
6 Quasi-Linearity in HCCN: Effects on the v2 Fundamental,, Festschrift, typescript copy, reprint, copyright 1995:
7 Detection of CO in air using diode-pumped 4.6 µm difference frequency generation in quasi-phase-matched LiNbO3,Optics Letters, typescript copy, corresp. 1995:
8 Propargyl from the Reaction of Singlet Methylene with Acetylene," Journal of Physical Chemistry, reprint, corresp., copyright 1995:
9 Detection of methane in air using diode-laser pumped difference-frequency generation near 3.2 µm,Applied Physics B Lasers and Optics, reprint, corresp. 1995:
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Group VIII: Undated
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11 1 Water/gas modification of thermal DeNOx, [research]: charts n.d.
2 Difference Frequency Generation in AgGaS2 Using Single-Mode Diode Laser Pump Sources,Optics Letters, typescript copy n.d.:
3 The Role of Fine Structure States in a Chemical Reaction: Na*+KBr→NaBr+K*, typescript copy, notes, charts n.d.:
4 A Continuously Tunable Long Wavelength CW IR Source for High-Resolution Spectroscopy and Trace Gas Detection, typescript copies n.d.:
5 Compact tunable difference-frequency sources in the mid-infrared pumped by single-mode diode lasers, typescript n.d.:
6 Compact external cavity differnce-frequency sources in the mid-infrared based on AgGaS2 and diode lasers, typescript copy n.d.:
7 CW tunable 8/7-µm spectroscopic source pumped by fiber-coupled communications diode lasers, typescript copy n.d.:
8 High Resolution Diode Laser Spectroscopy of Transient Species, EICOLS, typescript copy n.d.:
9 Diode Laser Kinetic Spectroscopy, typescript copy n.d.:
10 Laser Vaporization of Graphite, reports n.d.:
11 Kinetic Spectroscopy Using a Color Center Laser,Color Center Laser Spectroscopy of Free Radicals, ILS, typescript copies n.d.:
12 Measurement of Nonlinear Coefficient and Phase Matching Characteristics of AgGaS2,Journal of Quantum Electronics, notes, typescript copy n.d.:
13 CW Difference Frequency Generation in AgGaS2, typescript copies n.d.:
14 Compact external cavity difference-frequency sources in the mid-infrared based on AgGaS2 and diode lasers, typescript copy n.d.:
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