Cutting-edge Technology Developing the Hardest Material on Earth – Dr Guodong Zhan, Timothy Eric Moellendick, Dr Duanwei He

Sep 9, 2021 | engineering and tech, physical sciences

About this episode

Because of its extreme hardness, diamond is used as a cutting material in a multitude of fields, from aerospace engineering to geothermal energy. Using ultra-high pressures and temperatures, scientists have created a new form of diamond, which is now the hardest material known to humankind. Dr Guodong (David) Zhan and Timothy Eric Moellendick at Saudi Aramco, alongside Dr Duanwei He at Sichuan University, are the scientists behind this record-breaking substance, which will serve as an ‘indestructible’ cutting and drilling material.

 

 

 

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