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By Rose Ragsdale
For Metal Tech News 

Scientists successfully synthesize graphyne

Another potential carbon wonder material similar to graphene Metal Tech News – June 1, 2022

 

Last updated 7/1/2022 at 9:21am

A picture of the crystal structure of the carbon wonder material graphyne.

Yiming Hu

The crystal structure of graphyne is more complex than the octagonal lattice of carbon atoms that make graphene.

Though scientists have tried with limited success for more than a decade to synthesize a new form of carbon called "graphyne," a team of researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder has finally succeeded in creating the material in bulk.

Graphyne has long interested the scientific community because of its similarities to graphene, another form of carbon highly valued by industry. Yet despi...



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