The Mystery of Carbon
An introduction to carbon materials
Designed specifically for students of solid-state physics or engineering, this book introduces recent discoveries in carbon materials and demonstrates how these breakthroughs are useful to students’ studies. The abundance of carbon coupled with its remarkable chemistry make the element unique and essential to life and the universe. This book offers a succinct introduction to the synthesis of carbon materials, their allotropes and the impact these have had on developmental science. By providing a uniquely encompassing and interlinked overview of carbon science, this text aids the reader in understanding the importance of carbon and how little we know about this mysterious but prevalent atom.