Richie Ramos (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue, 29 Aug 2000 05:03:39 GMT
>The conductivity of carbon depends on the molecular form. Anthracite (coal)
>not particularly conductive and graphite is used as a lubricant and insulator,
>but benzenes are fairly good conductors and diamond conducts both heat and
>electricity almost as well as copper. In general, the more developed and
>three-dimensional the crystalline lattice, the higher the conductivity. I'm
>up on the new and exotic carbon polymers like buckminsterfullerene or even
>RCC cited above, so I can't comment knowledgably, but I'd expect them to be
>conductive due to their higher degree of organization.
hmmm. guys, take a look at this site:
and look for Marky Llaguno. he's doing work on nanotech which could explain
some of this...
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