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Carbon at pressures 5 times that of the Earth’s core breaks crystal formation record – Phys.Org

Carbon, the fourth most abundant element in the universe, is a building block for all known life and a material that sits in the interior of carbon-rich exoplanets….

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Carbon, the fourth most abundant element in the universe, is a building block for all known life and a material that sits in the interior of carbon-rich exoplanets.
Decades of intense investigation by scientists have shown that carbon’s crystal structure has a significant impact on its properties. In addition to graphite and diamond, the most common carbon structures found at ambient pressures, scientists have predicted several new structures of carbon that could be found at pressures greater than…

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