Carbyne is a chain of carbon atoms that is three times stiffer than a diamond. Carbyne is one-dimensional and may have special mechanical and electrical properties. Researchers have proven that Carbyne is stable at room temperature and has unique properties. Carbyne could lead to important advances in various fields; such as, nanoelectric and spintronic devices. Future research will focus on the conductivity of Carbyne and if other elements in the periodic table can form a monodimensional chain.
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Carbyne: The new world’s strongest material?