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Putting iron to the stress test

(Phys.org) —Using an ultrafast laser system, a group in Physical and Life Sciences at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have subjected iron to extremely rapid dynamic compression and have shown that ...

dateApr 29, 2014 in Condensed Matter
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Diamond is one tough cookie

(PhysOrg.com) -- Most people know that diamond is one of the hardest solids on Earth, so strong that it can easily cut through glass and steel. Surprisingly, very little is known about the strength of diamond ...

dateJan 26, 2010 in Condensed Matter
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