Natalia Dubrovinskaia

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Natalia Dubrovinskaia (born 18 February 1961) is a Swedish geologist of Russian origin. In 2005, she led[1] a team of researchers from the University of Bayreuth who were reported to have produced aggregated diamond nanorods from fullerene under high temperatures and pressures.[2][3] Two years earlier large samples of nanodiamond were produced in a cheaper way (from graphite) and discovered to be harder than diamond by Japanese researchers.[4] Dubrovinskaia currently works at the University of Heidelberg in Germany as a Privatdozent and Senior Scientist.


Dubrovinskaia is married to Leonid Dubrovinsky, a geoscientist at University of Bayreuth [1].


  1. ^ Knight W. (30 August 2005). "Nano-material is harder than diamonds". New Scientist. Retrieved 2009-01-18.
  2. ^ Jeandron M. (26 August 2005). "Diamonds are not forever". Physics World. Retrieved 2009-01-18.
  3. ^ Dubrovinskaia N.; Dubrovinsky L.; Crichton W.; Langenhorst F.; Richter A. (2005). "Aggregated diamond nanorods, the densest and least compressible form of carbon". Applied Physics Letters. 87 (8): 083106. Bibcode:2005ApPhL..87h3106D. doi:10.1063/1.2034101.
  4. ^ Irifune T.; Kurio A.; Sakamoto S.; Inoue T.; Sumiya H. (2003). "Materials: Ultrahard polycrystalline diamond from graphite". Nature. 421 (6923): 599–600. Bibcode:2003Natur.421..599I. doi:10.1038/421599b. PMID 12571587. S2CID 52856300.

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