Penta-graphene, a new structural variant of carbon, discovered

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    Researchers have discovered a new structural variant of carbon called 'penta-graphene' -- a very thin sheet of pure carbon that has a unique structure inspired by a pentagonal pattern of tiles found paving the streets of Cairo.
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    The newly discovered material, called penta-graphene, is a single layer of carbon pentagons that resembles the Cairo tiling, and that appears to be dynamically, thermally and mechanically stable

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    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150203142303.htm
 
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