Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 11:58AM
Drew Wolfe

How Diamonds Emerge From Graphite

"Scientists have used a new method to precisely simulate the phase transition from graphite to diamond for the first time. Instead of happening concerted, all at once, the conversion evidently takes place in a step by step process involving the formation of a diamond seed in the graphite, which is then transformed completely at high pressure."

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