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Diamond gets harder

Composite materials that incorporate diamond are among the hardest in the world, but fail under extreme conditions. A nanostructured form of diamond, made from onion-like carbon precursors, might overcome this problem. See Letter p.250

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Figure 1: Computer model of an onion carbon nanoparticle.


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