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High-pressure science gets super-sized

Schematic drawing of the double-stage diamond anvil cell assembly. The typical diameter of nano crystalline diamond semi-balls seen in the center of the drawing is 12-20 micrometers. The starting size of the sample is about three to four micrometers in diameter and about three micrometers thick.

 

Image by GSECARS/Argonne National Laboratory

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Taken on October 23, 2012