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+ - New material stiffer than diamond

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sporkme writes "A team has developed a new material that has taken the hardest substance crown from diamond. From the article:

They mixed molten tin, heated to about 300C, with pieces of a ceramic material called barium titanium — often used as an insulator in electronic components. The particles were each about one-tenth of a millimeter in diameter and were dispersed evenly through the tin using an ultrasonic probe.
The work was done at universities in the United States and Germany."

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