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High-pressure physics

Piling on the pressure

The machine that houses the world's largest laser, and which stands in for the starship Enterprise's warp core in the film Star Trek Into Darkness, has compressed diamond to the density of lead. See Letter p.330

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Figure 1: The National Ignition Facility machine.


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Pickard, C., Needs, R. Piling on the pressure. Nature 511, 294–295 (2014).

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