Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Best. Abstract. Ever.

The first-order Raman spectrum of diamond has been measured in a diamond anvil cell up to 27 GPa. The fundamental phonon line varies linearly in pressure with a shift of 2.87 cm-1/GPa. This line appears to be an excellent pressure-calibration standard as an alternate to the ruby pressure scale.

H. Boppart, J. van Straaten, I. F. Silvera. 1985. Raman spectra of diamond at high pressures. Phys. Rev. B, 32, 1423-1425.

This is what we did; this is what we got; this is what it’s good for. Three sentences. Efficient scientific writing at its best.

I signed off on a paper I’m et al. on, and finished and sent off my review today, in addition to the usual lab grind. And I didn’t even cite-nap the authors. It has been a good day.

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