A superhard material is a material with a hardness value exceeding 40
gigapascals (GPa) ... Diamond is the hardest known material to date, with a
Vickers hardness in the range of 70–150 GPa. ....
Feb 16, 2009 ... The gemstone lost its title of the “world's hardest material” to ... when meteorites
containing graphite hit Earth, while wurtzite boron nitride is ...
Oct 30, 2015 ... The only two-dimensional material on Earth just happens to be harder than
diamond and stronger than steel.
Jan 19, 2016 ... Ask most people what the hardest material on Earth is and they will probably
answer "diamond". Its name comes from the Greek word ἀδάμας ...
The second hardest substance is a compound make from aluminum, magnesium,
and ... Diamond is the hardest naturally occurring substance found on Earth.
Feb 18, 2015 ... There's a new strongest material on the planet, and it's found in the lowly mouth
of a tiny snail-like sea creature called a limpet. The limpet's ...
Sources: Top 5 of Anything.com research 2012. List Notes: Data is naturally
occurring minerals according to absolute hardness. Absolute hardness is
As for 2014, the hardest material on earth is a diamond, a form of pure carbon. It
ranks 10 on the Mohs hardness scale and has a rating of between 70 and 150 ...
To summarize Ankit and Mads's answers: it depends on what "strength" you are
looking for. ... The lonsdaleite is 58 per cent harder than diamond. Rare mineral
lonsdaleite is sometimes formed when meteorites containing graphite hit Earth.
Dec 3, 2015 ... Until recently, diamond was the hardest known naturally occurring material. But a
new physical process applied to carbon has uncovered a ...