Ultra-Long, One-Dimensional Carbon Chains are Synthesized for the First Time
"Researchers involved in an international study, in which the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has participated, have stabilised chains of more than 6,400 carbon atoms using double-walled nanotubes.
In a study, in which researchers in the UPV/EHU's Nano-Bio Spectroscopy Group led by Ángel Rubio have participated, a new route has been developed to produce carbyne (infinitely long carbon chains whose mechanical properties surpass those of diamond and graphene) by using double-walled carbon nanotubes to protect the carbon chain due to its extreme instability in ambient conditions. The results of the study have been published in the journal Nature Materials."
With a short description of confirmation techniques and a very short paragraph about applications.
Look here?https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 084519.htm