A bucky ball is chemically stable and is an allotrope
Originally it indicated the metastable allotrope
of steel, formed by rapid cooling.
Graphene, an inert carbon allotrope
in the form of a two-dimensional, atomic-scale hexagonal lattice, substantially increases mechanical, electrical and thermal properties with loadings of a fraction of 1 percent by weight.
He highlighted the UK's role in innovation in the possibilities of graphene, a carbon allotrope
found in pencils, with Nobel Prize-winning potential identified in 2004 at the University of Manchester - "Absolutely extraordinary, and it's really caught on as a theme" - as an example.
Similar to the plastics revolution of the 20th century, the carbon allotrope
seems eagerly poised to usher in"the age of graphene"in the 21st century.
Graphene--the two-dimensional allotrope
of carbon taking the form of a two-dimensional, atomic scale hexagonal lattice in which one atom forms each vertex--was discovered by University of Manchester scientists in 2004.
That's why initiatives such as the Pistoia Alliance and Allotrope
Foundation are important.
Abstract: Silicene is a monolayer allotrope
of silicon atoms arranged in a honeycomb structure with massless Dirac fermion characteristics similar to graphene.
Through Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) funding, Basingstoke-based SME ALLOTROPE
Power Systems (a spin-out of MAST Carbon) has successfully demonstrated a process to produce a functioning pseudocapacitor (an energy storage device) using its high surface area carbon support technology combined with standard battery materials.
Depending on their thickness, thin films of black phosphorus--an allotrope
of this element's familiar white or red forms--can be "tuned" to different semiconducting bandgaps that would make this material far more adaptable to various types of optical electronic switching.
It is an allotrope
of carbon--which along with diamond, graphite and Buckminster fullerene are all pure forms of carbon with the atoms bonded together in different structures.
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs), an allotrope
of Carbon composed of rolled layer of graphene, have very good electrical, thermal, optical, rheological and mechanical properties [10-16].