January 30, 2013
New Nanomaterial Is Harder than a Diamond
Nathan Hurst, Wired
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.
TAGGED: Diamond, Nanotechnology