The Black, the Gray and the Transparent

  • TapanĀ Gupta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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About this book


All living things contain carbon in some form, as it is the primary component of macromolecules including proteins, lipids, nucleic acids (RNA and DNA), and carbohydrates. As a matter of fact, it is the backbone of all organic (chemistry) compounds forming different kinds of bonds. Carbon: The Black, the Gray and the Transparent is not a complete scientific history of the material, but a book that describes key discoveries about this old faithful element while encouraging broader perspectives and approaches to its research due to its vast applications. All allotropes of carbon are described in this book, along with their properties, uses, and methods of procurement or manufacturing. Black carbon is represented by coal, gray carbon is represented by graphite, and transparent carbon is represented by diamond.


Carbon Nanotubes Buckminster buckyballs Carbon fibers Nuclear graphite Activated charcoal Adsorption desorption Graphene Laser ablation Microwave plasma cvd

Authors and affiliations

  • TapanĀ Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1.La MesaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-66404-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-66405-7
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