Diamonds can be made from Peanut Butter

A team of scientists presented the most recent and spectacular use of peanut butter ever. They have proven it's possible to turn the common peanut butter into the most expensive gems in the world, diamonds.

The experts at the Centre for Science and Extreme Conditions at Edinburgh University have been able to simulate the conditions it takes to make a diamond - which is no easy feat. The pressure must be maintained at 45 to 60 kilobars (nearly 1 million pounds per square inch) and the heat between 1,600 to 2,370 degrees Fahrenheit. Turning peanut butter into diamonds is done by pushing the peanut butter between the tips of two diamonds. Since a diamond is the hardest substance on Earth, it has the ability to create the intense pressure need to allow the carbon bonds in the peanut butter to break down and reform as a diamond.

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However, diamonds made from peanut butter are generally very small. The largest produced to date are no bigger than sesame seeds. Also, unlike diamonds formed naturally, these synthetic diamonds capture nitrogen from the air, giving them a greenish or yellowish hue. One look at these peanut butter diamonds, and it would be clear they are not quite the real thing.

  • Omais
  • June 29, 2012, 7:27 pm
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  • 7

    I would have to say that this is a waste of perfectly good peanut butter. I can't even put it on my sandwich anymore.

    - Omais June 30, 2012, 6:36 pm
  • 3

    "Here honey I got you peanut butter"

    - drakengard85 July 1, 2012, 12:14 am
  • 1

    I bet George Washington Carver alrdy knew this

    may be because he developed and promoted about 100 products made from peanuts that were useful for the house and farm, including cosmetics, dyes, paints, plastics, gasoline, and nitroglycerin.
    - Omais June 30, 2012, 7:29 am
    thats what i was getting at...
    - prophethorris June 30, 2012, 10:43 am
  • 1

    But the real question is, can you still eat it?

    - Omais June 30, 2012, 6:50 pm
  • -1

    Interesting time to go steal a bunch of peanut butter and some other things.

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