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(Phys Org2)   What do you get if you infuse buckyballs with a solvent and crush them under 400,000 atmospheres? I don't know, but it's a new form of matter that can dent diamonds   (phys.org) divider line 112
    More: Interesting, buckyballs, solvents, materials science, Office of Science, National Nuclear Security Administration, University of Nebraska, aromatic hydrocarbons, postdoctorals  
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2012-08-16 06:47:33 PM  
That gets me hard.
 
2012-08-16 06:58:07 PM  
What can't infused buckyballs do?
 
2012-08-16 07:20:27 PM  
And if you crush this new matter at 1,000,000 atmospheres you might reach a level of hardness approaching one of my weaker boners.
 
2012-08-16 07:41:05 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: And if you crush this new matter at 1,000,000 atmospheres you might reach a level of hardness approaching one of my weaker boners.


And if you crush a thousand of your hardest boners under a pressure of 200,000,000 atmospheres, well then, welcome to my world.
 
2012-08-16 07:44:33 PM  
Cool news, but that article is in desperate need of a editor.
 
2012-08-16 07:58:40 PM  

ShawnDoc: Cool news, but that article is in desperate need of a editor.


They were clearly under a lot of pressure.
 
2012-08-16 08:12:15 PM  
I couldn't tell if this new form of matter could dent diamonds; the hardest known substance. It just didn't seem to be clear on the fact that this new form of matter could dent diamonds. In fact, I reckon that if they tested this new form of matter out, they could quite possibly be able to dent diamond; the hardest known substance.
 
2012-08-16 08:44:38 PM  

pudding7: AdolfOliverPanties: And if you crush this new matter at 1,000,000 atmospheres you might reach a level of hardness approaching one of my weaker boners.

And if you crush a thousand of your hardest boners under a pressure of 200,000,000 atmospheres, well then, welcome to my world.


So your wife likes to be on top then I take it?
 
2012-08-16 09:20:15 PM  

pudding7: AdolfOliverPanties: And if you crush this new matter at 1,000,000 atmospheres you might reach a level of hardness approaching one of my weaker boners.

And if you crush a thousand of your hardest boners under a pressure of 200,000,000 atmospheres, well then, welcome to my world.


Damn. I was happy when I could finally drive a six inch spike through a board with my penis.
 
2012-08-16 09:36:39 PM  

cmunic8r99: pudding7: AdolfOliverPanties: And if you crush this new matter at 1,000,000 atmospheres you might reach a level of hardness approaching one of my weaker boners.

And if you crush a thousand of your hardest boners under a pressure of 200,000,000 atmospheres, well then, welcome to my world.

Damn. I was happy when I could finally drive a six inch spike through a board with my penis.


LOL
 
2012-08-16 10:06:08 PM  

cmunic8r99: pudding7: AdolfOliverPanties: And if you crush this new matter at 1,000,000 atmospheres you might reach a level of hardness approaching one of my weaker boners.

And if you crush a thousand of your hardest boners under a pressure of 200,000,000 atmospheres, well then, welcome to my world.

Damn. I was happy when I could finally drive a six inch spike through a board with my penis.


I'll file this under "H" for "win"
 
2012-08-16 10:56:23 PM  

Clawhammer: ShawnDoc: Cool news, but that article is in desperate need of a editor.

They were clearly under a lot of pressure.


Don't be dense.

*blink*
 
2012-08-16 11:21:37 PM  
Eh, can't you dent a diamond with another diamond?
 
2012-08-16 11:35:48 PM  
i.usatoday.net
 
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2012-08-16 11:37:35 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: And if you crush this new matter at 1,000,000 atmospheres you might reach a level of hardness approaching one of my weaker boners.


As the Greaseman used to say:

"When I was 18 my couldn't flex my wood, it felt like hardened steel.

When I was 30 I could just barely bend it a tiny fraction of an inch

When I was 40 I could bend it 1/4 inch.

When I hit 50 I could fold it over like a match pack.

So this proves one thing beyond a shadow of a doubt.

I'm getting stronger as I get older..... "
 
2012-08-16 11:41:01 PM  
This?

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-08-16 11:44:30 PM  
Ok, who ordered the General Products hull?
 
2012-08-16 11:46:46 PM  
I smell a Tekkit update...
 
2012-08-16 11:53:24 PM  
ok, i was expecting something COMPLETELY different

edgecastcdn.net
 
2012-08-16 11:53:52 PM  
A C8H10 solvent based on benzene? Uh... are you talking about toluene? It's okay to just call it toluene.

Also, the definition of aromatic is a little more specific than "the atoms can share electrons." All molecules have atoms that share electrons. Aromaticity is defined by the Huckel Rule: 4n + 2 pi electrons in a continuous annular sp2 system.
 
2012-08-16 11:54:45 PM  
Er... Duh. Xylene I meant.

Here, I'll hand over my degree.
 
2012-08-17 12:05:25 AM  
videos.videopress.com
 
2012-08-17 12:08:23 AM  
Got to think of a cool name for it like carbonite
 
2012-08-17 12:09:04 AM  

SJKebab: I couldn't tell if this new form of matter could dent diamonds; the hardest known substance. It just didn't seem to be clear on the fact that this new form of matter could dent diamonds. In fact, I reckon that if they tested this new form of matter out, they could quite possibly be able to dent diamond; the hardest known substance.


The testing was done using a diamond anvil cell, and afterwards they found that the compressed buckyballs had dented the cell faces.
 
2012-08-17 12:14:30 AM  
Dumb-Ass-Monkey: ok, i was expecting something COMPLETELY different

A: All of the stupid children in the world get perforated intestines.
 
2012-08-17 12:19:17 AM  
Fark, they've created unobtainium.
 
2012-08-17 12:19:40 AM  
The scientists infused the buckyballs with a solvent with the chemical formula of C8H10 (eight carbon atoms and 10 hydrogen atoms), an aromatic hydrocarbon based on benzene ("aromatic" meaning the atoms can share electrons).

So...xylene?

(Psst, Tommy, toluene is C7H8)
 
2012-08-17 12:22:08 AM  
An ordered amorphous carbon cluster?

Man, that's OACC.
 
2012-08-17 12:22:09 AM  

Tommy Moo: Er... Duh. Xylene I meant.

Here, I'll hand over my degree.



Dammit, didn't see this. Sorry for calling you out.
 
2012-08-17 12:26:24 AM  
"dented"
as in, same mass in a smaller volume?
I'm just asking to be sure. I got some ideas for these dented diamonds is all. We pack more carats into a smaller size. Call em Hyperdiamonds...
no. no. that isn't quite right. a little too dr who
Aromatic Strengthened Super Diamond? ASS diamond, no, definitely no.
Diamond Dented By Xylene? Diamond DBX, maybe. maybe, could be it's growing on me.
 
2012-08-17 12:27:04 AM  
I hate "buckyball" so freakin' much.

THEY'RE CALLED FULLERINES! It makes a lot more sense, has the same etymology, and doesn't sound like a gay strip club.
 
2012-08-17 12:28:30 AM  

cmunic8r99: pudding7: AdolfOliverPanties: And if you crush this new matter at 1,000,000 atmospheres you might reach a level of hardness approaching one of my weaker boners.

And if you crush a thousand of your hardest boners under a pressure of 200,000,000 atmospheres, well then, welcome to my world.

Damn. I was happy when I could finally drive a six inch spike through a board with my penis.


I got that backwards. I used to nail my penis to a board with a six inch spike and then tie rope to it so I could pull cars out of the mud.
 
2012-08-17 12:32:03 AM  

wildcardjack: cmunic8r99: pudding7: AdolfOliverPanties: And if you crush this new matter at 1,000,000 atmospheres you might reach a level of hardness approaching one of my weaker boners.

And if you crush a thousand of your hardest boners under a pressure of 200,000,000 atmospheres, well then, welcome to my world.

Damn. I was happy when I could finally drive a six inch spike through a board with my penis.

I got that backwards. I used to nail my penis to a board with a six inch spike and then tie rope to it so I could pull cars out of the mud.


Sissy. I soldered mine to a piece of angle iron, then used it as a brace for a winch to haul injured people out of a ravine.
 
2012-08-17 12:46:15 AM  

pudding7: AdolfOliverPanties: And if you crush this new matter at 1,000,000 atmospheres you might reach a level of hardness approaching one of my weaker boners.

And if you crush a thousand of your hardest boners under a pressure of 200,000,000 atmospheres, well then, welcome to my world.


A world of a thousand crushed boners? No thanks, I'll stay in my world with my intact boner THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
 
2012-08-17 01:01:53 AM  

doglover: I hate "buckyball" so freakin' much.

THEY'RE CALLED FULLERINES! It makes a lot more sense, has the same etymology, and doesn't sound like a gay strip club.


"Buckyball" rolls off the tongue slightly easier than "Buckministerfullerine." This is also why most people drive "cars" instead of "automobiles" and take transatlantic flights in a "plane" instead of an "airplane." And it is also why your wife is afflicted with a "Bad Sex Life" instead of "Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis."

/for some reason, Chrome's spellchecker is suggesting I replace "Buckministerfullerine" with "Counterintelligence"
 
2012-08-17 01:03:39 AM  

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: "dented"
as in, same mass in a smaller volume?
I'm just asking to be sure. I got some ideas for these dented diamonds is all. We pack more carats into a smaller size. Call em Hyperdiamonds...
no. no. that isn't quite right. a little too dr who
Aromatic Strengthened Super Diamond? ASS diamond, no, definitely no.
Diamond Dented By Xylene? Diamond DBX, maybe. maybe, could be it's growing on me.


And "dented" implies some kind of toughness, which diamond does not have.
 
2012-08-17 01:09:03 AM  

doglover: THEY'RE CALLED FULLERINES!


They're called fullerenes.

upload.wikimedia.org

Bucky frowns at your ignorance.
 
2012-08-17 01:10:02 AM  

Coelacanth: Fark, they've created unobtanadamantium.


Unobtainium (in Avatar anyway) was a super energy source (fuel), not a super-hard or invulnerable substance.
 
2012-08-17 01:12:35 AM  

cmunic8r99: pudding7: AdolfOliverPanties: And if you crush this new matter at 1,000,000 atmospheres you might reach a level of hardness approaching one of my weaker boners.

And if you crush a thousand of your hardest boners under a pressure of 200,000,000 atmospheres, well then, welcome to my world.

Damn. I was happy when I could finally drive a six inch spike through a board with my penis.


Wow, you're a real genius.
 
2012-08-17 01:16:37 AM  

Captain_Ballbeard: Mayhem of the Black Underclass: "dented"
as in, same mass in a smaller volume?
I'm just asking to be sure. I got some ideas for these dented diamonds is all. We pack more carats into a smaller size. Call em Hyperdiamonds...
no. no. that isn't quite right. a little too dr who
Aromatic Strengthened Super Diamond? ASS diamond, no, definitely no.
Diamond Dented By Xylene? Diamond DBX, maybe. maybe, could be it's growing on me.

And "dented" implies some kind of toughness, which diamond does not have.


"Denting" is the essence of modern hardness testing.

The usual method to achieve a hardness value is to measure the depth or area of an indentation left by an indenter of a specific shape, with a specific force applied for a specific time.
 
2012-08-17 01:17:17 AM  

COMALite J: Coelacanth: Fark, they've created unobtanadamantium.

Unobtainium (in Avatar anyway) was a super energy source (fuel), not a super-hard or invulnerable substance.


Like everything else in that movie, the term predates James Cameron a tad...
Plus he spelled it wrong
 
2012-08-17 01:20:45 AM  
I wonder if this would work with carbon nanotubes. Also what would happen if you passed an electric current through some of this stuff.
 
2012-08-17 01:21:15 AM  
So Cameron's ass only goes to 300,000 atmospheres?
 
2012-08-17 01:31:22 AM  

COMALite J: Coelacanth: Fark, they've created unobtanadamantium.

Unobtainium (in Avatar anyway) was a super energy source (fuel), not a super-hard or invulnerable substance.


Pretty sure he was referencing Unobtainium from the movie The Core.

I'm embarrassed that I even know that. What a horrible movie- which I own.
 
2012-08-17 01:40:04 AM  

COMALite J: Coelacanth: Fark, they've created unobtanadamantium.

Unobtainium (in Avatar anyway) was a super energy source (fuel), not a super-hard or invulnerable substance.


That retarded movie doesn't get to redefine a term that has been in use for 60-odd years, no matter how big the CGI budget was.
 
2012-08-17 01:45:08 AM  

BigLuca: COMALite J: Coelacanth: Fark, they've created unobtanadamantium.

Unobtainium (in Avatar anyway) was a super energy source (fuel), not a super-hard or invulnerable substance.

Pretty sure he was referencing Unobtainium from the movie The Core.

I'm embarrassed that I even know that. What a horrible movie- which I own.


The Core was a fun roller-coaster popcorn burner. Nothing to be ashamed of.
 
2012-08-17 02:13:57 AM  

King Something: "Buckyball" rolls off the tongue slightly easier than "Buckministerfullerine."


Which is why we call them "fullerines" not "Buckminsterfullerines"
 
2012-08-17 02:18:56 AM  
This is the first good news I've gotten today. Thank you, subby. :)
 
2012-08-17 02:19:42 AM  

Coelacanth: The Core was a fun roller-coaster popcorn burner. Nothing to be ashamed of.


The opening sequence is underrated, in my opinion. You have to respect a movie that starts out with a "Hilary Swank crash lands a space shuttle in the LA River" set piece just to get you warmed up for the almost completely unrelated implausibility that follows.
 
2012-08-17 02:25:30 AM  
I sort of slept through my last semester of geology. Can somebody smarter than me explain how you can dent a nonmetallic mineral, rather than chipping, fracturing or abrading it? As noted above, the term dent implies compression or deformation without loss of mass.
 
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