Diamonds From Graphite

Diamonds From Graphite

Researchers at Stanford University have found a shortcut to making diamonds. The graphite that is found in your pencil can be converted directly into diamonds. Are you wondering how this is possible? Both graphite and diamonds share a bond together because both are made from carbon.

The normal process of creating a diamond is applying pressure roughly 150,000 times what is found on the atmosphere on Earth’s surface. This long process may no longer be needed due to the findings by Stanford University scientists. Experiments that involved stacking four thin sheets of microscopically small graphite onto a platinum metal support structure top with a bit of hydrogen have created identical results.

Although the restructured graphite resembles the precious gemstone, it will not replace the over sized rocked used in engagement rings and other jewelry. This by product is more suitable for industrial applications like electrochemical sensors, and other scientific experiments.

Standford Scientists plan on taking the research to the next stage by testing the diamond in various pragmatic settings. This finding by scientists is extremely important because it may create new solutions for different scenarios and products. Although this project and its diamond product is still in infancy, it is certain that new projects will be created and tested for public usages.