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)
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1998
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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