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Unexpected methane synthesis from diamond and graphite

Carbon-based graphitic materials may be very efficient reagents.

First-ever interior earth mineral discovered on Earth’s surface

New mineral from Earth’s lower mantle surfaced as diamond inclusion.

Microscopic diamond tracers allow high-quality images up to a centimeter below the surface of tissue

Diamonds engage both optical microscopy and MRI for better imaging.

Human-made hexagonal diamonds are stiffer than the common cubic diamonds

Scientists created hexagonal diamonds large enough to measure their stiffness using sound waves.

Scientists measured carbon at pressures reaching 2,000 GPa

NIF experiments probe carbon at record pressures.

A new way to categorize minerals

Understanding minerals’ historical context.

Scientists created diamonds at room temperature in minutes

Scientists has defied nature to make diamonds in minutes in a laboratory at room temperature.

Scientists predict superhard materials based on their crystal structure

Study suggests the existence of several dozen other potentially very hard or superhard materials.

Carbon-rich exoplanets could be made of diamonds and silica

By slowing polyatomic molecule, scientists open new paths of quantum study.

A faster, easier way to transform fossil fuel molecule into pure diamond

Researchers have been looking for an ideal, cost-effective way to produce diamonds for decades. Now it seems like the research into the mechanisms of...

Diamond can be bent and deformed, study

The discovery opens up a range of possibilities for the design and engineering of new nanoscale devices in sensing, defense, and energy storage but also shows the challenges that lie ahead for future nanotechnologies.

Converting graphene into diamond film

Synthesis of the thinnest possible diamond-like material starting from bilayer graphene and without high pressure.

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