August 31, 2005

Diamonds aren't forever (Material harder than Diamond found)

Physicists in Germany have created a material that is harder than diamond. Natalia Dubrovinskaia and colleagues at the University of Bayreuth made the new material by subjecting carbon-60 molecules to immense pressures. The new form of carbon, which is known as aggregated diamond nanorods, is expected to have many industrial applications.

Very Cool!! Material R&D is really going places these days! I wonder if it has the fire of a diamond? :)

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