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Diamonds can act like metals in devices

Researchers use strain to transform diamonds into conductors Metal Tech News – October 28, 2020

Diamonds are well known as the hardest minerals on earth. The sparkling gemstones also are exceptional thermal conductors and electrical insulators.

Now, an international team of researchers says diamonds have yet another distinction – they can exhibit the properties of metals.

The discovery, first reported Oct. 5 in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences," could write a new chapter...

 

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