Researchers document transformation of graphite into hexagonal diamond

A team of WSU researchers has for the first time observed and recorded the creation of hexagonal diamond under shock compression, revealing crucial details about how it is formed. The discovery could help planetary scientists use the presence of hexagonal diamond at meteorite craters to estimate the severity of impacts.

Researchers document transformation of graphite into hexagonal diamond

A new study by Washington State University researchers answers longstanding questions about the formation of a rare type of diamond during major meteorite strikes.

Thu 2 Nov 17 from Phys.org

WSU researchers document transformation of graphite into hexagonal diamond

A team of WSU researchers has for the first time observed and recorded the creation of hexagonal diamond under shock compression, revealing crucial details about how it is formed. The discovery ...

Thu 2 Nov 17 from Eurekalert

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