Making Diamonds at Room Temperature
Diamond is one of the hardest naturally occurring substances on the planet. It can be produced in a lab using a lot of heat and pressure. However there is a trade-off between the time taken to make it and the quality of the diamond. At least there used to be.
Recently, an international team of scientists have developed a method that can produce diamonds at room temperature using literally meteoric pressures.
One of the lead scientists is Professor Dougal McCulloch from RMIT, and he joined us to tell us more.