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Diamonds lose 'world's hardest' title

Diamonds have been usurped as the world's hardest material, thanks to researchers in Germany, who have made a new material by compressing carbon-60 molecules. They have dubbed their new form of carbon "aggregated diamond nanorods".

The University of Bayreuth team, led by Natalia Dubrovinskaia, have patented their breakthrough, which they expect will have many applications in industry.

Read the rest of the story at http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/08/30/diamonds_hard_material/

Learn more about diamonds at http://www.diamondsourceva.com/Education/diamonds-what-is-a-diamond.asp

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