March in Chemistry
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- Edward Goodrich Acheson born 1856: development of electric furnace for production of silicon carbide ("Carborundum"); founder of Carborundum Corporation (now part of Saint-Gobain Advanced Ceramics Corp.); graphite lubricants: Oildag, Aquadag, and Gredag
- Walter Kohn born 1923: density functional theory in atomic and molecular structure calculations; Nobel Prize, 1998.
- Stanley Thompson born 1912: co-discoverer of berkelium (Bk, element 97), californium (Cf, 98), einsteinium (Es, 99), fermium (Fm, 100), and mendelevium (Md, 101).