Technology turns carbon to diamonds at room temperature

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Spotted: A research team at North Carolina State University has discovered a way to create diamonds at room temperature. Man-made diamonds aren't new but this development is significant because it means diamond fibres – the seeds of diamonds, if you will – can be created with a laser, according to the team. Lead by Dr. Jagdish Narayan, the researchers found that if a small cylinder-shaped piece of carbon (known as a carbon nanotube) is paired with an underlying substance like glass, the heat from the laser will melt the carbon but not vaporise it. The melted material is quickly cooled, creating diamond…

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