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Discovered: An Easier Way To Create Flexible Diamonds

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Recently, a team of scientists led by Carnegie’s Samuel Dunning and Timothy Strobel developed an original technique that predicts and guides the ordered creation of strong, yet flexible, diamond nanothreads, surmounting several existing challenges.  The innovation will make it easier for scientists to predict and synthesize the nanothreads—an important step toward applying the material to practical problems in the future. The work was recently published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

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What’s Happening In The Depths Of Distant Worlds?

Silicate minerals make up most of the Earth’s mantle and are thought to be a major component of the interiors of other rocky planets. On Earth, the structural changes induced in silicates under high pressure and temperature conditions define key boundarie

The physics and chemistry that take place deep inside our planet are fundamental to the existence of life as we know it. But what forces are at work in the interiors of distant worlds, and how do these conditions affect their potential for habitability?

New work led by Carnegie’s Earth and Planets Laboratory uses lab-based mimicry to reveal a new crystal structure that has major implications for our understanding of the interiors of large, rocky exoplanets. Their findings are published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Marilyn Fogel Wins Geochemical Society’s Highest Honor

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Isotope geochemist Marilyn Fogel, who spent 33 years as a Staff Scientist Carnegie’s former Geophysical Laboratory—now part of the Institution’s Earth and Planets Laboratory—has been chosen to receive the Geochemical Society’s highest honor, the Victor Moritz Goldschmidt Award, in recognition to her numerous and varied contributions to the field.

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Nat Geo Explorer Munazza Alam inspires girls in STEM as she studies distant worlds

Nat Geo Explorer Munazza Alam inspires girls in STEM as she studies distant worlds

In this Postdoc Spotlight, we spoke with EPL astronomer and Nat Geo Explorer Munazza Alam. She discussed her recent work to uncover the characteristics of an oddly low-density planet, what it’s like to be a woman in STEM, and what it's like to work with National Geographic. 
 

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