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Scientists Finally Made Carbyne—a Material Stronger Than Graphene—That Lasts

Several years ago, scientists calculated the properties of an exotic form of carbon—called Carbyne—and found that it promised more strength and stiffness than any other known material. Now, it’s finally been made in stable form inside an Austrian lab. Read More >>

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World’s Strongest Material Goes from Conductor to Insulator When Stretched

You've heard all about the wonder properties of graphene, so come meet its one dimensional cousin, carbyne. A chain of single carbon atoms to graphene's two-dimensional layer of atoms, carbyne has some pretty amazing properties of its own. By one measure, it's the strongest material in the world (over graphene!), and a new study finds it has the strange ability to go from conductor to insulator with a small stretch. Read More >>

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A New Carbon Supermaterial Is Stronger Than Graphene and Diamond

Move over graphene; get outta here diamond. There's a new carbon supermaterial in town, and it's stronger and stiffer than either of you. Read More >>