Fullerene-related structure of commercial glassy carbons

  title={Fullerene-related structure of commercial glassy carbons},
  author={P. J. F. Harris †},
  journal={Philosophical Magazine},
  pages={3159 - 3167}
Glassy carbon is a technologically important material widely used in products such as electrodes and high-temperature crucibles. However, the properties which make glassy carbon so valuable in these applications are poorly understood, since its detailed atomic structure is not known. A model for the structure of glassy carbon put forward many years ago has gained wide acceptance, but appears to suffer from serious shortcomings. In particular, it fails to account for the chemical inertness of… 
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