Issue Date: April 11, 2016
New record for longest linear carbon chain
An international research team has created the longest linear carbon chain to date by linking more than 6,000 carbon atoms into a single-file strand that stretches for nearly a micrometer (Nat. Mater. 2016, DOI: 10.1038/nmat4617).
The previous record stood at around 100 carbon atoms, making the new result the closest approximation scientists have to carbyne, one . . .
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