"Labelling Ball a science writer sells his writing short, for its value lies above all in a range that dissolves the awkward silences between science and the larger culture of which it is part." Marek Kohn - The Independent

P. C. Ball, A. Inaba, J. A. Morrison, M. V. Smalley & R. K. Thomas, "The librational ground state of monodeuteromethane adsorbed on the surface of graphite", Journal of Chemical Physics 92, 1372-1385 (1990).

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