Candle flames contain millions of nanodiamonds

Candle flames contain millions of nanodiamonds

It doesn’t require super incredible heat to create nanodiamonds!

This startling discovery is important to me, because it helps confirm the theories presented in Magnetic Reversals and Evolutionary Leaps.


Professor Wuzong Zhou, Professor of Chemistry at the University of St Andrews has discovered that around 1.5 million diamond nanoparticles are created every second in a candle flame as it burns, says this article on PhysOrg.com.

Using a new sampling technique and assisted by his student Mr Zixue Su, Professor Zhou was able to remove particles from the centre of the flame. To his surprise, he found that a candle flame contains all four known forms of carbon.

“This was a surprise because each form is usually created under different conditions,” said Dr Zhou. At the bottom of the flame, it was already known that hydro-carbon molecules existed which were converted into carbon dioxide by the top of the flame.

Now both diamond nanoparticles and fullerenic particles have been discovered in the centre of the flame, along with graphitic and amorphous carbon.

“Unfortunately the diamond particles are burned away in the process, and converted into carbon dioxide, but this will change the way we view a candle flame forever,” Dr Zhou added.

Helps confirm theories presented in Magnetic Reversals and Evolutionary Leaps

This startling discovery is important to me, because it helps confirm the theories presented in Magnetic Reversals and Evolutionary Leaps.

As I say in chapter 13, “nanometer-sized diamonds (one-billionth of a meter) have been found in K-T boundary clays all over western North America.”

Where did those miniature dinosaur tombstones come from?

Many scientists try to explain them away by blaming a meteor. The K-T diamonds are “relict interstellar diamond grains carried to earth by a meteor or asteroid,” they insist.

But I disagree. I think those nanodiamonds were produced by giant fireballs in the sky right above the dinosaur’s heads, giant fireballs triggered by a geomagnetic reversal.

Not only at the K-T boundary, nanodiamonds also rained to the earth just 12,000 years ago at the mammoth extinction.

The evidence for these nanodiamonds, presented by nuclear physicist Dr. Richard Firestone and geologist Dr. Allen West at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in 2007, came from more than two-dozen sites across North America.

Diamonds drizzled down by the tons

“Diamonds drizzled down by the tons,” said West. The skies must have rained precious stone and metals for several months. “These would have been like ten thousand Tunguskas going off at once.”

The minuscule diamonds, along with high levels of iridium, were found embedded in a black mat of carbon spheres and carbon glass deposited at the start of a major cooling period about 12,000 years ago known as the Younger Dryas.

Again, the majority of scientists like to blame a meteor. They just love their meteors.

I don’t buy it.

Let’s remember the Gothenburg magnetic excursion, which took place at almost the same time about 12,000 years ago.

A more logical explanation for those nanodiamonds that mark the mammoth’s demise, is that the Gothenburg  magnetic excursion triggered millions of explosions above the mammoths’ heads.

See entire article:
http://phys.org/news/2011-08-candle-flames-millions-tiny-diamonds.html

Thanks to Andrew S for this link


1 thought on “Candle flames contain millions of nanodiamonds

  1. Now if a candle flame can create millions of nano-diamonds(at least temporarily-they are burned up in the top of the flame), what do you suppose happens when ice-age droughted forests catch fire?
    A forest fire is not as stable as a candle flame so I imagine any nano-diamonds created could survive and get sucked up in a whirlwind of heat and smoke, only to be spread far and wide.

    Something else I wonder about is whether phenomenally intense occurrences of Aurora lights can also create nanodiamonds?
    Perhaps they’re raining down nearly all the time? Depending of course on the amount of available carbon in the atmosphere….

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