New Ultrahard Diamond Glass Synthesized Using Carbon Buckyballs
It is the hardest known glass with the highest thermal conductivity among all glass materials.
Carnegie’s Yingwei Fei and Lin Wang were part of an international research team that synthesized a new ultrahard form of carbon glass with a wealth of potential practical applications for devices and electronics. It is the hardest known glass with the highest thermal conductivity among all glass materials. Their findings are published in Nature.
Function follows form when it comes to understanding the properties of a material. How its atoms are chemically bonded to each other, and their resulting structural arrangement, determines a material’s physical qualities—both those that are observable by the naked eye and those that are only revealed by scientific probing.
Carbon is unrivaled in its ability to form stable structures—alone and in …
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