Scientists Create Carbon Substance That is Harder Than Diamond


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    Credit: Credit Jagdish Narayan and Anagh Bhaumik

    A microscopic view of tiny diamonds made with the new technique.

Researchers at North Carolina State University say they have developed a technique for creating a substance they are calling Q-carbon, which represents a third phase, or distinct form, of carbon alongside graphite and diamond.

The technique used to create Q-carbon, which was pioneered over the summer, was described on Monday in the Journal of Applied Physics.

As reported in the New York Times on December 3, 2015.

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