Peanut Butter Diamond

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A German geologist has made a diamond from a very unusual substance, one you may find in your kitchen! PEANUT BUTTER!

Usually used as a tasty spread on toast or to create a yummy sandwich, peanut butter has proven that it can be used to make something that is worth tens of thousands of dollars.

Whilst trying to mimic the high temperature and pressure conditions in the Earth’s lower mantle, geologist Dan Frost has stumbled across many interesting ways to make diamonds – including using peanut butter.

Diamonds are made of simple carbon atoms which are found in every living thing and every type of food we eat, which encouraged Dan to attempt his experiment, using peanut butter instead of rocks.

The experiment was a success although the hydrogen that is bonded to the carbon in peanut butter makes the process a little trickier (or stickier?) It is a very slow transformation and it takes weeks to make a 2 or 3 millimetre diamond from peanut butter. But worth it!

Article written by  D Mulhern



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oscar
oscar
7 years ago

#peanutbutterdiamond

Spirit ice moon
Spirit ice moon
7 years ago

Oh my …..

Limon
Limon
7 years ago

Awesome

bhb
bhb
7 years ago

woah tahts pretty cool

Pizza Delivery Guy
7 years ago

that is amazing I would love to do that :0

cookie nibler
7 years ago

teach me. Teach me NOW!

:0

Olivia
Olivia
7 years ago

Wow that’s so interesting and amazing

parneet
parneet
7 years ago

Umm, Let me get my peanut butter… : ) LOL

mele
7 years ago

Awesome as

scotch chicken
6 years ago

wow that would be yummy

alex lequesne
6 years ago

i am allergic 🙁

Caitlynne
6 years ago

HOW DID HE DO THAT????????????????????????!

Olivia
6 years ago

That is so amazing!

karina
6 years ago

mmm yummy

liam
6 years ago

cool but i am alergic to it but that is preaty cool i wonder if you
could make any thing else with it like a modle car or a red cristl
that would be so cool if you could you could try makeing a space
ship out of honey.

Misshellokittylong
Misshellokittylong
6 years ago

I want that Diamond!!!
Like now!!!

AAAmasterbuilder
AAAmasterbuilder
6 years ago

Gimme that diamond!

Sayler
5 years ago

COOLEST THING EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wonjune
wonjune
5 years ago

thats so strange i want that peanut butter diamond

Grace B lewis
Grace B lewis
5 years ago

I wanna make one!

Lydia
Lydia
5 years ago

Wwwhhhaaatt! That is soooooo crazy! I sooo want to do that! ?

Yogilover
Yogilover
5 years ago

Hi other Lydia (my name is Lydia too!)
I agree that it is crazy!
Do you like Yogi Bear?

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