In order to give it the necessary structure, scientists had to warm up carbon with a laser pulse lasting 200 nanoseconds or 200 billionths of a second to a temperature of 3700 ° C, which roughly corresponds to the conditions under which natural diamonds formed about a billion years ago.
After heating, the scientists subjected the carbon to a sharp cooling, from which its atoms “rebuilt” into a special crystalline structure. As a result, a new substance with unique properties appeared, perhaps never before existed on Earth.
Despite its “diamond” origin, while Q-carbon is absolutely not suitable for the role of “wearable” jewelry. Its properties have yet to be studied by scientists. Perhaps the material will find application in medicine.