Scientists accidentally set up noctilucent stones to exceed the diamond
Scientists have discovered that a new carbon based substance can form a diamond like crystal and can exceed the diamond in terms of hardness and production. This new type of artificial gemstone is magnetic and can flash in the dark.
The crystallization was found by a team from the University of North Carolina, who called the new material "Q-carbon". The new material was discovered by researchers in a new way to test a new method of making artificial diamonds quickly.
During the test, the scientists fired a laser beam from a piece of ancient carbon to heat up and melt into a kind of glue. This liquid substance is rapidly cooled, and in this process it accidentally forms the same crystal as another diamond and has a strange new characteristic.
Jagdish Narayan, the chief author of the study, said: "the only place in nature may find this Q-carbon crystallizing is likely to be at the core of some planets." Q-carbon diamonds are more powerful and denser than traditional diamonds because of the tighter interatomic connections in the process of rapid heating and cooling.
They are also magnetic at room temperature, which is a very peculiar characteristic in solid carbon materials. They can even produce weak fluorescence. This property may have many applications in the field of electronics. The heating and cooling techniques used to form Q-carbon diamonds are more rapid than the natural formation of diamonds. Natural diamonds are carbon, under the intense pressure and high temperature of the earth, which will take a long time for hundreds of kilometers of the mantle for billions of years.