Zakharchenya

1975 VS5. Discovered 1975 Nov. 3 by T. M. Smirnova at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of academician Boris Petrovich Za-kharchenya (1928- ), outstanding Russian scientist, director of a department in the Ioffe Physical and Technical Institute in St. Petersburg. Zakharchenya is well known for his investigations in the fields of solid state physics, magneto-optics and optical orientation of electrons and nuclei in semiconductors. (M 32788)

Name suggested by the Institute of Applied Astronomy.

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