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Sumio Iijima uses electron microscopy to discover a type of cylindrical fullerene known as a carbon nanotube, though earlier work had been done in the field as early as 1951. This material is an important component in the field of nanotechnology

15 January 1991 discovery of 30836 Schnittke and 30837 Steinheil

3 February 1991 discovery of 5355 Akihiro

8 February 1991 discovery of 5334 Mishima

18 February 1991 discovery of 5335 Damocles

17 March 1991 discovery of 5377 Komori

6 June 1991 discovery of 5337 Aoki

2 October 1991 discovery of 30852 Debye

6 August 1991 discovery of 7062 Meslier

8 August 1991 discovery of 6069 Cevolani

15 August 1991 discovery of 7061 Pieri

4 September 1991 discovery of 7420 Buffon

9 September 1991 discovery of 6043 Aurochs

13 September 1991 discovery of 6044 Hammer-Purgstall and 43806 Augustepiccard

30 September 1991 discovery of 6020 Miyamoto

7 October 1991 discovery of 30850 Vonsiemens

2 November 1991 discovery of 6049 Toda

10 December 1991 discovery of 6070 Rheinland

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11 January 1991 Death of Carl David Anderson

30 January 1991 Death of John Bardeen

1991 Death of Walter Maurice Elsasser

1991 Death of Edwin Mattison McMillan

Nobel Prize

Physics to Pierre-Gilles de Gennes "for discovering that methods developed for studying order phenomena in simple systems can be generalized to more complex forms of matter, in particular to liquid crystals and polymers"

Chemistry: to Richard R. Ernst "for his contributions to the development of the methodology of high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy"

Physiology or Medicine to Erwin Neher and Bert Sakmann "for their discoveries concerning the function of single ion channels in cells"

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Chronology

1990- 1991 - 1992

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