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Nano-Diamond Obtained from Adipic Acid at Ultra-High Pressures

Research paper by I. Konyashin, D.J. Frost, A. Crossley, K. Jurkschat, C. Johnston, K. Armstrong

Indexed on: 21 Jul '16Published on: 16 Jul '16Published in: Materials Letters



Abstract

Adipic acid was used in this work as a carbon-containing precursor for the HPHT synthesis of a carbon sample containing nano-diamond. The carbon sample consists of lamellar diamond nano-grains of about 30 to 50 nm embedded in an amorphous or poorly crystallized carbon matrix. The carbon sample comprises mainly sp2-hybrydized carbon in form of graphite or amorphous carbon.

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