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New phase of carbon discovered: Making diamonds at room temperature


Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a new phase of solid carbon, called Q-carbon, This will be totally distinct from the diamond related structure and that too at the room temperature . Using a new developed technique of making Q carbon they will be relating diamond structure in atmospheric air pressure and at room temperature.  Graphite in short is the solid phase of carbon and the diamond is another .  Now according to the Jan narayan who is Chair professor at materials Science and engineering at the NC state leads the paper work and states that we have now been successful in creating the new phase that is the third phase of the carbon in solid state.  The only place where it could be found will be the core of the planet.

Q-carbon has some unusual characteristics. For one thing, it is ferromagnetic — which other solid forms of carbon are not.


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