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Carbyne: The new world's strongest material? [Technology]
posted October 25 2013 11:50.23 by spic0m




Researchers at Rice University have used a computer simulation to calculate that carbyne, a monodimensional chain of carbon atoms, is twice as strong as carbon nanotubes and three times stiffer than diamond. If their findings are correct and the challenges posed by manufacturing it can be overcome, then carbyne could prove an incredibly useful material for a wide range of applications.


[Link: gizmag]
 
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