Novel phases of carbon

Ray H. Baughman, Anvar Zakhidov, C. Cui, Z. Iqbal

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Theoretical and experimental results are presented for a variety of novel phases of carbon. These include (1) `opalized forms' of diamond and graphitic foams, which we have prepared as cubic phases having lattice periodicities of several thousand angstroms, (2) `rectangulated carbon phases' in which hexagonal ring sheets are coupled together to form cyclobutane rings, whose predicted properties and structural features are consistent with available data for a high-pressure-formed phase of carbon which graphizes at room temperature, (3) hinged carbon phases that are ferroelastic and have negative linear compressibilities and negative Poisson's ratios, and (4) a hexagonal acetylenic carbon phase and related polytypes, whose predicted diffraction data and properties are consistent with reported data for controversial carbon phases called carbynes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 Dallas Meeting - Dallas, TX, USA
Duration: Mar 29 1998Apr 2 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics


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