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Volume 2010 |Article ID 504243 | 5 pages | https://doi.org/10.3814/2010/504243

Metastable Nanosized Diamond Formation from Fluid Phase

Received28 Jul 2009
Revised28 Aug 2009
Accepted22 Sep 2009
Published21 Dec 2009

Abstract

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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