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francopoli  ·  1025 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Researchers find new phase of carbon, make diamond at room temperature.

https://www.1215engagement.com/education.html

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Synthetic-Diamond/

sorry for bad type and format but still in a cast and still hurts to type. lab diamonds have been a thing now for years. this looks like it is a serious reduction in costs. good.




Mindwolf  ·  1024 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What makes this different from standard lab grown diamonds is that there were only originally only two known phases of solid carbon, graphite and diamond. Making a lab grown diamond required large amounts of heat and pressure.

This new phase that they discovered (which is magnetic by the way, how cool it that?) only required ambient pressure and temperature. Yes this will lead to cheaper lab grown diamonds but it is also an amazing discovery in its own right.

Oh, and get well soon!