Latest Allotropes of carbon Stories
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,...
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.