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kilobar

[′kil·ə‚bär]
(mechanics)
A unit of pressure equal to 1000 bars (100 megapascals). Abbreviated kb.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The velocity of compressional waves in rocks to 10 kilobars. Geophysics, 66(7):p.2199-2224.
Zopfi further specifies that at this time the pressure was in excess of 2 kilobars (more than 2000 atmospheres), and the cleft zone was about 10 km below the surface.
Birch, F.: 1961, The velocity of compressional waves in rocks to 10 kilobars, Part II.
To meet industry volume demands and emulate the production conditions of diamonds found in nature, artificial synthesis requires the use of high temperatures and pressures--typically around 2,000 K and 60 kilobars (kbar) using modern diamond presses and nickel catalysts.