Researchers Find New Phase Of Carbon, Make Diamond At Room Temperature
Scientists from North Carolina State University have found a new phase of solid carbon, called Q-carbon, which is different from the currently known phases of graphite and diamond. Researchers have also developed a method for using Q-carbon to make diamond-related structures at room temperature and at ambient atmospheric pressure in air. Phases are different forms of the same material. Graphite is one of the solid phases of carbon; diamond is another. Jay Narayan said “We’ve now created a third solid phase of carbon. The only place it may be found in the natural world would be possibly in the core of some planets.” Jay Narayan is the lead author of three papers describing the work and currently working at John C. Fan Distinguished Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at NC State.
Researchers Find New Phase Of Carbon, Make Diamond At Room Temperature Reviewed by Umer Abrar on 11/30/2015 Rating: