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Born: May 2, 1939
Japanese phycist Sumio Iijima is best known for his discovery of the carbon nanotube.
c. In 1987, he joined NEC corp, where he discovered the carbon nanotubein 1991. In 2202, he was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal in physics in 2002 for his accomplishment.
Currently, Iijima works at NEC and since 1999, has been a professor at Meijo university.
"Sumio Iijima " Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumio_Iijima
S. Iijima, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 8, 1377 (1969)