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A crystalline material with amorphous building blocks

By Damir Beciri
23 August 2012

superhard-1An international team of scientists led by a researcher from Carnegie Institution of Washington observed the world’s first hybrid crystalline/amorphous material which is capable of indenting diamond. The material is a superhard mixture of crushed carbon spheres and a hydrocarbon solvent, which could find many potential applications for a range of mechanical, electronic, and electrochemical… »