Rosalind Franklin's work on coal, carbon, and graphite

  title={Rosalind Franklin's work on coal, carbon, and graphite},
  author={Peter J. F. Harris},
  journal={Interdisciplinary Science Reviews},
  pages={204 - 210}
  • P. Harris
  • Published 1 March 2001
  • Environmental Science
  • Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
Abstract Rosalind Franklin's earliest research involved studies of coal, carbon, and graphite. She made a number of enduring contributions in these areas, most notably identifying the fundamental distinction between graphitising and non-graphitising carbons. Her work on carbon also provided a valuable background for her later biological work. 
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  • R. Franklin
  • Materials Science
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • 1951
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