Making nanodiamonds out of PET -- COMPAMED Trade Fair

Making nanodiamonds out of bottle plastic


Image: simplified graphical representation of the experiment, a green laser beam hits a PET bottle, diamonds are formed; Copyright: HZDR / Blaurock

Using powerful laser flashes, which they shot at a thin film of simple PET plastic, the researchers created states like those inside planets for a few nanoseconds. Nanodiamonds formed under the extreme pressure.

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