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The Quest For The Most Elusive Material In Physics

The Quest For The Most Elusive Material In Physics

Zack Geballe spent months screwing together pairs of polished diamonds at the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Geophysical Laboratory. Theory predicted that squeezed between the diamonds’ tips could be one of the most miraculous substances of modern physics — a material that, at near room temperature, could transport electricity without losing…

Detection Of Diamond Dust Around Distant Stars Solves Decades-Long Mystery

Detection Of Diamond Dust Around Distant Stars Solves Decades-Long Mystery

For years, astronomers have struggled to understand the source of anomalous microwave emissions coming from various locations across the Milky Way galaxy. A recently concluded survey of the planet-forming disks around young stars suggests these strange transmissions are being produced by something rather extraordinary: Dense clouds of microscopic diamonds.