ISSPIC-5 in konstanz in 1990: Announcements of the C60 preparation and its structure confirmation
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- 17.The author has been active in carbon clusters from the seventies (e.g.: Z. Slanina: “Remark on the Present Applicability of Quantum Chemistry to the Calculations of Equilibrium and Rate Constants of Chemical Reactions“,Radiochemical and Radioanalytical Letters 22 (1975), 291–298), however, under the restrictive East-European conditions. In September 1988 his “inter-national contacts were stopped for two years”, after his personal correspondency was repor-ted to the local authorities then in control - for details, see: Z. Slanina: “On the Former Con-straints on Eastern-European Science: A Case Illustration of the AvH-Fellowship Accessabi-lity to Scholars of the Former Czechoslovakia”, International Journal of History and Ethics of Natural Sciences, Technology and Medicine, NTM 6 (1998), 238–244. Thus, if the Czechoslovak November 1989 had not happened, he would have been certainly unable to participate in ISSPIC-5. Owing to the abrupt change of power, he could still submit the conference abstract at the very last moment, though without consulting the co-authors; the full authorship of the contri-bution is given on the paper in the proceedings (Z. Slanina, J. M. Rudzinski, E. Osawa: “Cn Carbon Clusters (n = 4–6, 60, 70): Interesting Cases of Computation/Observation Compari-sons”, Zeitschriftfiir Physik, D-Atoms, Molecules and Clusters 19 (1991), 431–433). He has been working on a historical survey of “carbon clusters on the other side of the iron curtain”.Google Scholar
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