About: Can you Turn Coal/Carbon in to Diamonds with Hydraulic Press
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It may be possible to do so with a graphite filled Tungsten sphere with shaped charges surrounding it.
The forces generated could be high enough to compress the carbon into diamond.
you need heat and pressure.
There is actually a way to make diamonds in the microwave.
Dude you're going to get black lung.
"There's some shiny parts, but I think they are..." WHAT?! YOU THINK THEY ARE WHAT?!?!? LAURI!
You need temperature above 1000°C and pressure about 350 tons, and it has to stay like that for weeks...
Crush a small animal like a gerbil or a hammy
You gotta give it some time. Say like ohhh about 15k years.
The actual pressure you need to make amorphous carbon or graphite into diamond is about 20 times this, or 100 thousand atmospheres. You're at least the right order of magnitude, but it's still not going to cut it. Also, you need to heat it to red heat. And not just at the surface, the whole thing needs to be so hot that it would be BURNING and thus you also need to keep it under an inert atmosphere. This should actually be possible for you, with this equipment, if you contain it in the right sort of container and you heat it the right way. You need a very hard material to contain it, such as boron, and make it a bit smaller and then the pressure can easily be 20 times larger for the same amount of force. ALSO, don't use COAL, COAL is NOT CARBON! It's a mixture of all SORTS of crap, such as various tars and sulfur compounds. It's MOSTLY carbon but that's not good enough. You need to use CHARcoal, emphasis on the char, not coal, because it needs to be basically pure carbon, you actually CAN'T change "coal" into diamond.
That looked like lump charcoal to me.
That don’t impress me much...
No "Here we go!" 🙁
You need about 1000% more pressure and another 500 degrees hotter...then diamonds would have started to form
from a google search:Diamonds require temperatures of about 2200 degrees Fahrenheit, and pressure of about 725,000 pounds per square inch.
You would need high pressure and heat wouldn’t you?
To think if you heat them up red hot and throw them in creamy peanut butter you get diamonds.....try it lol
Add about a million more tons of pressure and about 8,000 more degrees.
To make Diamond you might need to add water or heat up the carbon or the end of the press to 1500 or more degrees "F".
You have no idea how much pressure is actually needed to form diamonds. Diamonds take a process of more than a million years cooking at 2000 degrees Celsius under pressure well over 5000 bars, as they were cooking under megatons of molten rock