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Can a person crush a diamond with a hammer blow?

  1. tsmog profile image82
    tsmogposted 2 years ago

    Can a person crush a diamond with a hammer blow?

  2. amine-sehibi profile image77
    amine-sehibiposted 2 years ago

    Honestly , I don't think so ; I mean you have to consider the fact that diamonds are the strongest by nature made material ,i  actually think it's a mineral , but what do I know ? I mean i'm not an expert on this subject or something .

  3. Venkatachari M profile image57
    Venkatachari Mposted 2 years ago

    I think, a diamond can be crushed with another diamond only or some tool made up of diamond. Because there is a saying in our Sanskrit language "vajram vajrena bhidyate" which means that diamond can be torn to pieces with another diamond only.

  4. Patty Inglish, MS profile image94
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 2 years ago

    Scientists discovered a way of producing Fullerite, which is harder than diamonds, at room temperature in 2014, so a hammer made of Fullerite and made large enough will crush a diamond today.

    1. Venkatachari M profile image57
      Venkatachari Mposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I didn't know this innovation. Now, I think you might be correct as Fullerite is harder than Diamonds.

 
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