A carbon phase that graphitizes at room temperature
|Title||A carbon phase that graphitizes at room temperature|
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings|
|Year of Publication||1996|
|Authors||Baughman, R. H., Liu A. Y., Cui C., and Schields P. J.|
|Conference Name||International Conference on the Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals|
|Conference Location||Snowbird, Ut|
The observed properties and diffraction data for a diamond-like carbon phase that graphitizes at room temperature are shown to be consistent with predictions for ''rectangulated diamond'' carbon phases. These phases contain eclipsed sp(3) carbon layers having the intra-layer connectivity of graphite - just like the case for hexagonal diamond. However, in contrast with known diamond polytypes,these phases contain four-carbon rings of the type found in cyclobutane and in the bridges between cages in C-60 polymers.