About: Can you Turn Coal/Carbon in to Diamonds with Hydraulic Press
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Answer is... No
It can't work because coal has been put under pressure only from up and down and not from the sides
At least, mixing this powder with linseed oil, you will get black oil paint...
Add some sulphur and saltpetre
1 km deep into earth pushing force for cm3 is around 9000 tons so, no.
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Nice try Lauri and Anni!
The synthesis of diamond was first achieved in about 1954-5, as reported in F. P. Bundy, H. T. Hall, H. M. Strong, R. H. Wentorf Jr, "Man-Made Diamonds", Nature, 176, 51-55 (1955). The title of the article is not quite accurate, because a formidable woman, like Anni, was also involved in the work, but she (Judith Milledge) does not get much credit. I met her a few times before she passed away several years ago.
The practical, industrial HPHT method involves the use of a metal catalyst (typically based on nickel) in which the carbon dissolves, then crystallizes from the solution. A chemical "getter" is also needed to mop up impurities, particularly nitrogen. Several earlier comments state that a seed crystal is needed. This is NOT correct; NO seed is needed. Synthetic diamonds made by the HPHT method typically take several tens of hours to grow at order 5-10 GPa pressure and 1500-2000 C, depending on what you want.
Geologists have determined that most natural diamonds found on Earth formed about 3 billion years ago at depths of up to 600 km below the surface, but that the time taken for them to grow was of order 20 thousand years.
So, it looks like you need to scale up your experiment a bit for the next run, and make a time-lapse video.
By the way, you can also make a poor-quality polycrystalline diamond film, or diamond-like film, by playing a fuel-rich oxyacetylene torch on a cooled metal surface, such as copper or molybdenum for a few hours. If you get the conditions just right, the result is a very tough layer of black stuff that looks like soot, but is difficult to remove, and contains a microscopic amount of diamond.
Somebody at Tampere university has probably got a Raman spectrometer that you could use to check whether you really have made diamond, otherwise try Aalto in Otaniemi.
would need a narrower tool, allot more heat & likely some kind of solution.... & i think the dust would be better than using full charcoal blocks anyways....
You need 20X the pressure that you are generating and well above 1000 degrees.
You cant do diamonds from wood coal
You should throw a couple fake diamonds there just for fun to make everyone believe the you made diamonds 😂
You need way more heat and pressure. Try with a much smaller diameter punch for more pressure. Put the poweder in. Compress it. But weld it shut at that pressure. Then put it in a kilm for a few hours. Then see if you get results
Next time you need to press the diamonds
It takes 725000 PSI @ 2200 degrees Fahrenheit for a couple of days to make diamonds. So if you could do that that would be really cool.
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You're a complete fucking moron if you think you can create diamonds with that small amount of pressure. I wish people wouldn't be so fucking dumb!