January 30, 2013

New Nanomaterial Is Harder than a Diamond

Nathan Hurst, Wired

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How do you design industrial tools that can top the most heavy-duty diamond-tipped devices? Easy: you create a new material that’s even harder than diamond.

Yes, it’s an oft-misstated “fact”: Diamond is the hardest material in the world. That title has been contested for some time now, and a paper published this month in Nature offers yet another contender.

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TAGGED: Diamond, Nanotechnology


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