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Submission + - Researchers Find New Phase of Carbon, Make Diamond at Room Temperature (ncsu.edu)

home-electro.com writes: Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a new phase of solid carbon, called Q-carbon, which is distinct from the known phases of graphite and diamond. They have also developed a technique for using Q-carbon to make diamond-related structures at room temperature and at ambient atmospheric pressure in air.

Comment Re:Rant: I can't wait until slashdot 131 IQ... (Score 1) 85

It was practical 30 or more years ago. I've read TFA. They basically experiment with materials changing their optical properties after being treated with a laser pulse - exactly the same tech used in CD and DVD. And laser discs before that.

But wait - now it is groundbreaking - they are doing it on a single storage cell. And they call it a "chip".

Wow. That is soooooo cool.

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