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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    The Wanderer (profile), 14 Sep 2014 @ 5:30am

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    My understanding from the summary is that the patent is not on the form of carbon itself, but on a particular process for making it. The former would be unreasonable, but if sufficiently narrow and non-obvious, the latter can be entirely fine.

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