Liquid diamonds

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Ivan Delgado
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Liquid diamonds

Ever wondered what it takes to melt a diamond? Check it out here:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090218091937.htm#
Sandia National Laboratory researches were able to generate enough pressure to melt diamond, and in doing so discovered a triple point at which solid diamond, liquid carbon, and a new form of solid carbon called bc8 co-exist.
The work was reported in the journal Science, which can be seen here.