This is a book on one of the most fascinating and controversial areas in contemporary science of carbon, chemistry, and materials science. It concisely summarizes the state of the art in topical and critical reviews written by professionals in this and related fields.
Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Carbyne and Carbynoid Structures in Nature. 3. Syntheses of Carbyne and Carbynoid Strucures. 4. Structural Models of Carbyne. 5. Properties of Carbyne and Carbynoid Structures. 6. Molecular and Electron Spectroscopy of Carbyne Structures. 7. Suggested Technical Applications of Carbyne Materials.