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UIC Engineer Discovers New Diamond Applications

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October 20, 1999
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University Of Illinois At Chicago
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Since 1956, when scientists discovered how to make artificial diamonds in a laboratory under high pressure, researchers have attempted to find a pressure limit that would cause diamonds to structurally collapse. Until now, this pressure limit could not be reached.

Since 1956, when scientists discovered how to make artificial diamonds in a laboratory under high pressure, researchers have attempted to find a pressure limit that would cause diamonds to structurally collapse. Until now, this pressure limit could not be reached. As reported in the Oct. 14 issue of Nature, Yury Gogotsi, assistant professor of mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his colleagues, Andreas Kailer and Klaus Nickel from the University of Tuebingen, Germany, have -- through an alternate method, called shearing -- done just that.


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