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High-pressure physics

Piling on the pressure

Nature volume 511, pages 294295 (17 July 2014) | Download Citation

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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  1. Chris J. Pickard is in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK, and at the London Institute for Mathematical Sciences.

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  2. Richard J. Needs is in the Theory of Condensed Matter Group, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge CB3 0HE, UK.

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