Kerr Watch

Elapsed time since Richard Kerr failed to inform his Science readers of the confirmation of nanodiamonds at the YDB: 6 years, 4 months, and 6 days

Candle Diamonds

New research reveals that nanodiamonds can be formed in relatively benign terrestrial environments — such as a candle and flame. This lends a lot of support to the YD team’s hypotheses that the diamonds they find in the black mat were formed terrestrially, not through shock pressure, but rather by a hypoxic conflagration. In fact, they have a patent on it.

Nanodiamonds in candle flames