Scientists create fifth form of carbon

TitleScientists create fifth form of carbon
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsGiles, Jim
Journalnews@nature
Date Published3/2004
DOI10.1038/news040322-5
Short Titlenews@nature
Citation Key158
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Scientists create fifth form of carbon

Magnetic carbon 'nanofoam' could find medical applications.
Researchers have created a new form of carbon: a spongy solid that is extremely lightweight and, unusually, attracted to magnets. The foam could one day help treat cancer and enhance brain scans, say the inventors.

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