DailyDirt: Allotropes Of Carbon

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Most people are familiar with graphite and diamonds, but elemental carbon comes in plenty of other forms. Buckyballs weren't discovered until 1985, but since then, all kinds of fullerene structures and carbon nanotubes have been made. And maybe we haven't found all the different kinds of carbon yet. Here are just a few links on some of them. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

Filed Under: allotrope, buckyball, carbon, carbyne, chaoite, chemistry, diamond, fullerenes, linear acetylenic carbon, materials, nanofoam, science


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    broken, 7 May 2014 @ 5:58pm

    all these carbon based new thingys

    graphene and now carbon nanofoam....

    Only if we can extract all the global warming carbon based gases to make these new shiny thingys... instead of digging them up using more carbon based petrochemicals...

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