Robots & Machines

Scientists Use ‘Smallest Possible Diamonds’ To Form Ultra-Thin Nanothreads

Amber RaynoldsDecember 4th 2014
  • The team is first to have coaxed molecules containing carbon atoms to form the strong tetrahedron shape, then link each tetrahedron end to end to form a long, thin nanothread
  • The scientists confirmed the structure of their diamond nanothreads with a number of techniques at Penn State, Oak Ridge, Arizona State University and the Carnegie Institution for Science
  • The nanothread also may be the first member of a new class of diamond-like nanomaterials based on a strong tetrahedral core.

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