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Studying wurtzite under pressure could lead to new class of durable materials

By / October 20, 2010

Wang and colleagues used small angle X-ray diffraction and wide-angle X-ray diffraction to observe changes in the molecular structure of wurtzite crystal under pressure. It may come as a bit of a surprise, but the strongest material in the world isn’t very strong. Subject it to ultra-high pressure, though, and graphite becomes the hardest substance…

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