Technology Long-hypothesized 'next generation wonder material' created for first time

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For over a decade, scientists have attempted to synthesize a new form of carbon called graphyne with limited success. That endeavor is now at an end, though, thanks to new research from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Graphyne has long been of interest to scientists because of its similarities to the "wonder material" graphene—another form of carbon that is highly valued by industry whose research was even awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010. However, despite decades of work and theorizing, only a few fragments have ever been created before now.

This research, announced last week in Nature Synthesis, fills a longstanding gap in carbon material science, potentially opening brand-new possibilities for electronics, optics and semiconducting material research.

"The whole audience, the whole field, is really excited that this long-standing problem, or this imaginary material, is finally getting realized," said Yiming Hu, lead author on the paper and 2022 doctoral graduate in chemistry.

Scientists have long been interested in the construction of new or novel carbon allotropes, or forms of carbon, because of carbon's usefulness to industry, as well as its versatility.

There are different ways carbon allotropes can be constructed depending on how sp2, sp3 and sp hybridized carbon (or the different ways carbon atoms can bind to other elements), and their corresponding bonds, are utilized. The most well-known carbon allotropes are graphite (used in tools like pencils and batteries) and diamonds, which are created out of sp2 carbon and sp3 carbon, respectively.

 

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This is a huge stride for technology. All kinds of advanced stuff will come from this...
 
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    What if you move the permanent redirect, not the thread?
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    I think that works but I have not messed with it. You can delete redirects though if you have to that will not delete the original thread
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    I found out you can't delete nor hide redirect links to existing threads. It will just stay there. I have no choice now but to start moving thread redirects to News Archive.
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    That is not the way that it works for me I can delete redirects you just have to hit refresh sometimes big deletes will take a while as long as moves\
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    You don't have to do that you can just leave stuff there in headline news for up to a year it was already down to like 8 months there is no rush.
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    We need to do something about the Headline News forum now that Ghan got the News script to work on the forums. We need an Other category really now more than we need a headline news forum full of redirects
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    wow i just noticed there are no redirects left in Headline news lol!
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    so much for the redirects I think they are useless anyway because posts urls are set and the redirects were just extra if something is indexed by the search engine it still will be without the redirect since the original url does not change
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