An analysis of the first large diamonds confirmed to come from deep under the Earth’s surface supports initial predictions showing that the Smithsonian’s famous Hope diamond may be “super deep,” originating from more than three times deeper in the Earth than most diamonds. It also suggests, in a new finding, […]

Diamond’s physical properties make it a valuable material for medicine, industry, quantum computing technologies and biological sensing. With the right amount of pressure and surprisingly little heat, a substance found in fossil fuels can transform into pure diamond. It sounds like alchemy: take a clump of white dust, squeeze it […]

Artist’s concept. A team of Australian scientists has discovered diamond can be bent and deformed, at the nanoscale at least. A team of Australian scientists has discovered diamond can be bent and deformed, creating possibilities for the design and engineering of new nanoscale devices. Diamond is prized by scientists and […]