Phagraphene: Scientists Discover New Structural Variant of Carbon

A new carbon allotrope, phagraphene (standing for penta-hexa-hepta-graphene), has been discovered by an international team of physicists. It consists of penta-, hexa- and heptagonal carbon rings, and is a ‘patchwork’ analogue of graphene. Two-dimensional materials have attracted attention of scientists for many years. The first of these materials, graphene, was discovered in 2004 by Andre [...] —> Read More