Latest Allotropes of carbon Stories
A rare golf-ball sized chunk of rock containing more than 30,000 diamonds could shed new light on the chemical processes that through which these metastable carbon allotropes form.
Researchers say that Jupiter and Saturn could contain massive quantities of solid diamonds in their cores.
Ulsan, South Korea, July 23, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - A simple, low-cost and eco-friendly method of creating nitrogen-doped graphene nanoplatelets (NGnPs), which could be used in dye-sensitized solar cells
A new form of very hard carbon clusters capable of indenting diamond has been observed by a team of Carnegie Institution for Science researchers.
A new scientific discovery could have profound implications for nanoelectronic components.
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have combined the world's hardest known material â€“ diamond â€“ with the world's strongest structural form â€“ carbon nanotubes. This new process for â€œgrowingâ€ diamond and carbon nanotubes together opens the way for its use in a number of energy-related applications.
Graphite (named by Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1789, from the Greek Î³ÏÎ±Ï†ÎµÎ¹Î½: "to draw/write", for its use in pencils) is one of the allotropes of carbon. Unlike diamond, graphite is a conductor, and can be used, for instance, as the material in the electrodes of an electrical arc lamp. Occurrence Associated minerals include: quartz, calcite, micas, iron meteorites and tourmalines. Notable occurrences include New York and Texas in the USA, Russia, Mexico, Greenland,...
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