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  • Colorless Single Crystal Diamonds
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    researchers at the Carnegie Institution's Geophysical Laboratory have learned to produce 10-carat, half-inch thick single-crystal diamonds at rapid growth rates (100 micrometers per hour) using a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process. This size is approximately five times that of commercially available diamonds produced by the standard high-pressure / high -temperature (HPHT) method and other CVD techniques. In addition, the team has made colorless single-crystal diamonds, transparent from the...
  • Diamond Crystal
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    DIMONDSDiamond is the best known gem. It is known as the "king of gems" for its brilliance and for being the hardest mineral on earth. (Foa, p. 50) Its characteristics enable it to be used for many different purposes. Since diamonds are the hardest gems on Mohs's cale, they make useful tools for industrial purposes, such as drilling hard materials. However, they are quite rare, which makes them very valuable. Their beauty and brilliance make them perfect for jewelry. Diamond is made up of carbon...
  • Uses For The Diamond
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    From Element to Riches A diamond in a sense is the most communal, elegantly, used jewel used in circulation today. Do people in actuality understand the concept and edifice of this mineral? A diamond is known as the hardest rock in existence and to most of the world it is a piece of jewelry, but do we know what the chemical composition of a rock and how is it formed? A diamond in actuality is carbon in its most concentrated form. While a few diamonds may have trace impurities such as boron or ni...
  • Crystal Of Diamond
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    The Physics of a Crystal Most simple chemical compounds consist of crystals. If you were to examine a lump of crystalline material very closely, you would be able to see tiny individual crystals. All crystals have a definite geometric shape, determined by the way the atoms are linked together. Mineralogists recognize 32 different classes of crystal, which are grouped into seven crystal systems. Crystal systems are described by their axis, which are imaginary lines that join the center of opposin...
  • Mass Of Jupiter's Diamond Core
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    2061: Odyssey Three What is a diamond A diamond is a pure or nearly pure form of crystallized carbon. When it is cut and polished it can be very valuable. Then why are diamonds so important in 2061 Why are they such a sought after material What is the significance of diamonds in 2061 The book began with Doctor Heywood Floyd preparing a journey to Halley's comet. He traveled on the spaceship Universe along with some scientists, tourists, and a crew. The ship landed, performed some experiments, co...

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