Articles | Volume 32, issue 1
Eur. J. Mineral., 32, 41–55, 2020
Eur. J. Mineral., 32, 41–55, 2020

Research article 16 Jan 2020

Research article | 16 Jan 2020

How do diamonds grow in metal melt together with silicate minerals? An experimental study of diamond morphology

Aleksei Chepurov et al.

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Short summary
The paper presents experimental results on the growth of diamonds in Fe–Ni melt together with silicate minerals at high PT. The morphology of the grown diamonds was studied, as well as the chemical composition of the synthetic silicates. This work builds on our preliminary experimental work presented in Zhimulev et al. (2012), which was an experimental evidence to confirm the hypothesis of crystallization of diamonds from metallic liquids explained in a pioneer paper by Smith et al. (2016).