Volume 95 Issue 26 | p. 36
Issue Date: June 26, 2017

Mariner infrared spectrometer designated a chemical landmark

Instrument provided new data on the chemistry of Mars and pioneered spectroscopic studies of the solar system
Department: ACS News
Keywords: landmarks, ACS News, National Historic Chemical Landmark

Groundbreaking research conducted in the 1960s that led to the development of an infrared spectrometer that flew aboard the Mariner 6 and 7 spacecraft was designated a National Historic Chemical Landmark during a ceremony on May 15 at the University of California, Berkeley.

The celebration honored the pioneering work of George Pimentel and his graduate student Kenneth Herr of the University of California, Berkeley, who designed and built the spectrometers . . .

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