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S. K. Simakov, V. T. Dubinchuk, M. P. Novikov, N. N. Melnik, "Metastable Nanosized Diamond Formation from Fluid Phase", SRX Geosciences, vol. 2010, Article ID 504243, 5 pages, 2010. https://doi.org/10.3814/2010/504243
Metastable Nanosized Diamond Formation from Fluid Phase
There is evidence that part of kimberlitic microdiamonds was formed at low P-T parameters corresponding to graphite stability. Microdiamonds were also discovered in ultramafic, volcanic, and different metamorphic crust rocks formed at low P-T parameters. The formation of these diamonds is probably caused by introduction of metasomatic fluids at metastable P-T parameters. In our experiments nanosized (70–80 nm) diamonds were synthesized at earth crust P-T parameters from fluid phase. Their presence was confirmed by Raman spectroscopy and electronic microscopy methods.
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