These small diamonds are made by squeezing graphite under high temperatures and pressures for several days or weeks and are primarily used to make things like diamond tipped saw blades.Although they posses very different physical properties, graphite and diamond differ only in their crystal structure.For example, if the concentration of carbon-14 in the remains of an organism is half of the natural concentration of carbon-14, a scientist would estimate that the organism died about 5,730 years ago, the half-life of carbon-14.
The previously published radiocarbon AMS measurements can generally be explained by contamination, mostly due to sample chemistry.
The RATE coal samples were probably contaminated in situ.
Coal and diamond samples have been measured by others down to instrument background levels, giving no evidence for intrinsic radiocarbon.
Since the global flood would have buried huge numbers of carbon-containing living things (which formed much of today’s coal, oil, natural gas and fossil containing limestone), we would expect the ratio of C in samples that are supposed to be millions of years old would be extremely problematic for uniformitarians.
A fourth allotrope of carbon, known as white carbon, was produced in 1969.
It is a transparent material that can split a single beam of light into two beams, a property known as birefringence. Large molecules consisting only of carbon, known as buckminsterfullerenes, or buckyballs, have recently been discovered and are currently the subject of much scientific interest.
This black soot, also known as lampblack, gas black, channel black or carbon black, is used to make inks, paints and rubber products.
It can also be pressed into shapes and is used to form the cores of most dry cell batteries, among other things.
Graphite, one of the softest materials known, is a form of carbon that is primarily used as a lubricant.