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New Carbon Form Can Indent Diamond
2012-08-17 09:33:27

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new form of very hard carbon clusters capable of indenting diamond has been observed by a team of Carnegie Institution for Science researchers. The carbon clusters are unusual in their mix of crystalline and disordered structures and have potential applications for a range of mechanical, electronic, and electrochemical uses. The team, led by Lin Wang, published their findings in the August 17, 2012, issue of Science. Carbon...

2012-08-07 23:02:57

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2005-05-26 11:05:25

Corundum is the crystalline form of aluminium oxide and one of the rock-forming minerals. Corundum is naturally clear, but can have different colors when impurities are added. Transparent specimens are used as gems, called ruby if red, while all other colors are called sapphire. The word corundum comes from the Hindi kurand. The oxygen atoms in corundum are arranged in a hexagonal close-packing, with the smaller aluminium atoms occupying 2/3 of the octahedral gaps. The coordination of the...

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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'