Lab-made hexagonal diamonds are stronger than the real thing
TECH · SCIENCE
April 2, 20213 min read539 words
Published: April 2, 2021  |  3 min read539 words
Diamonds may be the strongest known natural material, but researchers have just created some stiff competition. By firing a dime-sized graphite disk at a wall at 15,000 mph (24,100 km/h), scientists momentarily created a hexagonal diamond that is both stiffer and stronger than t...
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April 5, 2021
My skeptical eye didn't find a single issue to distrust. Sure, there's a bit of whimsy—the idea that a diamond crystal that couldn't be made to stay intact for a whole second, even, might someday be a jewel—but there weren't any claims to worry about. In truth, my biggest worry is the junk ads about food not to fed your dog. They're bottom-fishing here. But the story itself looks O.K.
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April 3, 2021
Very interesting article about a lab-made diamond, comparing the aspects that made natural diamonds so unique, until now. I'm curious to see how much this fabricated one will cost.
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April 2, 2021
A very interesting look at how new science could create an even stronger diamond structure, which would have many different applications as the now strongest/hardest material known to mankind.
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