Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Carbon nanothreads from compressed benzene

The thinnest possible linear thread that still retains a diamond-like structure was created by the extreme compression and decompression of the common chemical benzene. The threads may have outstanding mechanical and electronic properties. Further, the synthesis method opens up possible variations that could lead to new materials.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/1FBgVgS
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