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al·lo·trope

(al'ō-trōp), Do not confuse this word with allotope.
One of several forms, differing in physical properties, that an element may assume; for example, carbon black, graphite, and diamonds are all allotropes of pure carbon.
[allo- + G. tropos, a turning]

al·lo·trope

(al'ō-trōp)
An element in one of the allotropic forms that it may assume.
[allo- + G. tropos, a turning]
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After the project, the group moved into MAST Carbon International to continue development and focus on commercialisation, from this, ALLOTROPE Power Systems was formed.
The consortium now plans to conduct experients using the Framework this year, which is the first step to improve efficiency, ease data exchange and enable automation, commented James Roberts, co-head of Allotrope Core Technical Team and senior scientific investigator for Analytical Development at UK GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON:GSK).
More pressure and heat are applied to the graphite to turn it into diamonds - the hardest allotrope of carbon.
As a chemical term, allotropic means "having different physical properties, though unchanged in substance" (OED), such as diamonds and coal both being allotropes of carbon.
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