Post Profile






New extremely hard carbon nitride compound created

New work from a team led by Carnegie's Alexander Goncharov has created a new extremely incompressible carbon nitride compound. They say it could be the prototype for a whole new family of superhard materials, due to the unexpected ratio of carbon and nitrogen atoms. Their work is published in the journal Chemistry of Materials.
read more

share

Related Posts


Finding Achilles' heel of GaN-based LEDs in harsh radiation environments

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Proton irradiation of gallium nitride causes more damage in p-type material than n- doped layers, scientists have discovered. This unexpected finding is important for the application of GaN-based devices in extreme environments.

New form of carbon observed

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Washington, D.C. — A team of scientists led by Carnegie's Lin Wang has observed a new form of very hard carbon clusters, which are unusual in their mix of crystalline and disordered structure. The material is capable of indenting di...

New class of materials for organic electronics

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Polymeric carbon nitrides are organic compounds synthesised to form a yellow powder of a myriad of nanocrystals. The crystalline structure resembles that of graphite because the carbon nitride groups are chemically bound only in lay...

Throwing out the textbook: Salt surprises chemists

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Washington, D.C.—Table salt, sodium chloride, is one of the first chemical compounds that schoolchildren learn. New research from a team including Carnegie's Alexander Goncharov shows that under certain high-pressure conditions, pla...

Superhard carbon material could crack diamond

Academics / General Science : Physorg: Other Sciences

(PhysOrg.com) -- By applying extreme pressure to compress and flatten carbon nanotubes, scientists have discovered that they can create a new carbon polymer that simulations show is hard enough to crack diamond. The pressure-induced...

Comments


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC