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The data you quote shows that diamond is stronger than steel, but strength isn't the same as brittleness (or, indeed, stiffness). Brittleness is to do with how much energy is needed to break something, and takes into account the amount of deformation it can take as well as its strength. Steel can deform a lot before it breaks, diamond can't and so ...



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