Scientists Use Diamond Presses to Study Planet Formation

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23/04/2015 09:51

To gemologists, the high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) press speaks of synthetic diamond growth or newfangled methods of diamond color treatment. For Valerie Hillgren, a research scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington’s Geophysical Laboratory, the presses that create these conditions are a means to another end: studying how the terrestrial planets of our solar system might have formed.