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Brand new form of carbon joins diamond, fullerenes and the rest

Hey – you know those boring old forms of carbon we’re so familiar with? Yeah - diamond, graphite, amorphous carbon, fullerenes and nanotubes, right?

Well, think again and check out the latest member of the carbon club, a newly discovered variant that has been modeled by researchers in Japan.

Scientists at Tohoku University say the 3D carbon substance should be able to conduct electricity like a metal if it’s ever manufactured.

To do that, they’ll need to work out how to stack rings of ten joined carbon atoms in the required arrangement. Should be a piece of cake for these guys.

(Via Nikkei [Subscription link])

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