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New solid state of carbon glows when electrified

Diamond_and_graphite2Now that is interesting.

Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a new phase of solid carbon, called Q-carbon, which is distinct from the known phases of graphite and diamond. They have also developed a technique for using Q-carbon to make diamond-related structures at room temperature and at ambient atmospheric pressure in air.

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-phase-carbon-diamond-room-temperature.html

The new carbon allotrope has some unusual characteristics: it is Readmore..