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what Carbon takes many different forms and has a fantastic range of properties, different electronic configurations give different geometical structures.

what As well as graphite/diamond, a hexagonal diamond called londsdaleite, and amorphous carbons of sp2, sp3 and mixed natures there are all the fullerenes, graphene, nanotubes etc.

what Deducing the geometry of a sample that has been simulated is a crucial step towards understanding its properties. Visualization is essential for understanding sample geometries.

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