The most recently discovered allotrope of carbon is graphene, which consists of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in hexagons.
If these layers were stacked upon one other, graphite would be the result. Graphene’s discovery was announced in 2004 by Kostya Novoselov and Andre Geim, who used adhesive tape to detach a single layer of atoms from graphite to produce the new allotrope.
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Characteristics: Carbon can exist with several different 3 dimensional structures in which its atoms are arranged differently (allotropes).
He concluded that diamond and charcoal were made of the same element – carbon.
In 1779, Swedish scientist Carl Scheele showed that graphite burned to form carbon dioxide and so must be another form of carbon.
Atoms of extraterrestrial noble gases helium-3 and argon-36 have been found trapped within buckyballs on Earth.
The buckyballs arrived in comets or asteroids and have been discovered in rocks associated with the Permian-Triassic mass extinction 250 million years ago. A wonderful image released by Michael Ströck under the GNU Free Documentation License: The structures of eight allotropes of carbon: a) Diamond b) Graphite c) Lonsdaleite d) C60 (Buckminsterfullerene) e) C540 Fullerene f) C70 Fullerene g) Amorphous carbon h) Single-walled carbon nanotube. Harmful effects: Pure carbon has very low toxicity.They focused the sun’s rays on the diamond with a remarkable giant magnifying glass and saw the diamond burn and disappear.