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Hard as a diamond? Scientists predict new forms of superhard carbon

An illustration depicts three of 43 newly predicted superhard carbon structures. The cages colored in blue are structurally related to diamond, and the cages colored in yellow and green are structurally related to lonsdaleite. Image: Bob Wilder / University at Buffalo

The quest for hard materials

Speeding up discovery of superhard materials

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