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Crack this kind of diamond, and it heals itself

STEM image showing interlocked grains containing nanotwins and diamond polytype domains.

‘Nanotwinned’ diamond, a synthetic version of the gem, can use chemical bonds to repair microscopic cracks in itself. Credit: Yonghai Yue

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Nature 622, 11 (2023)



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