Scientists have found a way to make carbon both very hard and very stretchy by heating it under high pressure. This “compressed glassy carbon”, developed by researchers in China and the US, is also lightweight and could potentially be made in very large quantities. This means it might be a good fit for several sorts of applications, from bulletproof vests to new kinds of electronic devices.

Via:: https://phys.org/news/2017-06-carbon-harder-diamond-flexible-rubber.html

New form of carbon discovered that is harder than diamond but flexible as rubber

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