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  • Colorless Single Crystal Diamonds
    452 words
    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...
  • Environmental Scarcities And Violent Conflict
    991 words
    Conflict From Environmental Scarcity or Lust For Wealth In "Environmental Scarcities and Violent Conflict", Thomas F. Homer-Dixon writes about the possible conflicts that are caused by environmental scarcities, using three different hypotheses's to do so. I found the first hypothesis to be most compelling because I feel it is the most prevalent in the world today. The first hypothesis in "Environmental Scarcities and Violent Conflict" states that environmental scarcity causes simple-scarcity con...
  • Diamond Dust
    657 words
    Another One Bites the "Dust " Sweet Diamond Dust, written by Rosario Ferre, focuses on modernization and how it's impacted the country of Puerto Rico and it's people. This book discusses the struggles and hardships of managing sugar mills and the influential changes the Americans brought to Puerto Rico in the early 1900's. The Americans triumph over the local landowners and their sugar mills, was not all from their own doings. Their successes is in part of the town's own greed. Through manipulat...
  • South African Diamond Mining
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    South African Diamonds South Africa is currently the world's fifth largest producer of natural diamonds. In 1995, some 9, 8 million carats of rough diamonds were produced. A high percentage of these diamonds was of gem and near-gem quality. Diamonds occur in pipes and fissures of kimberlite, as well as in alluvial and marine deposits. Pipes of kimberlite are commonly circular in shape, and become smaller with increasing depth. The well-known Premier Pipe, at Cullinan in Gauteng, the largest in S...
  • 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...
  • Pink Color In Some Diamonds
    537 words
    A Diamond is one of the two natural minerals that are produced from carbon. The other mineral is Graphite. Even though both of these minerals are produced from the same element, carbon, they have totally different characteristics. One of the most obvious difference is that Diamond is hard and Graphite is soft. The Diamond is considered to be the most hardest substance found in nature. It scores a perfect ten in hardness. Because of its hardness a tiny Diamond is used as a cutting and drilling to...
  • 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...
  • Tom Reagan And Jack Diamond
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    This Is Your Brain on Crime The movie Miller's Crossing and the novel Legs by William Kennedy have two characters that have a special quality, which adds dramatically to their characterization. The main character of Miller's Crossing, Tom Reagan, and the main character from Legs; Jack Diamond shares many similar traits and symbolic equivalence. In particular they had an item that they wore or carried, and this item had the ability to show what is going on inside the character's mind. Not only di...
  • Look At The Perfect Diamond
    541 words
    A Diamond is Forever To women it represents pure beauty; to a man, money. It is a girl's best friend, and a symbol of a man's affection. The ad is directed to women, with the assumption that the women will present the ad to the men, giving a subliminal message that the diamond is exactly what they want. Men will attempt to do whatever it takes to show their affection and make women happy, including moving mountains or spending two months's alary on a simple band of metal with a rock in it. The s...
  • Industrial Quality Diamond
    1,061 words
    Gem diamonds were first found in streambeds in Brazil and India. Diamonds are an element of carbon that is produced by the pressurizing of limestone. Diamonds are the hardest naturally occurring substances on earth and it is the most popular of all precious stones. Diamonds are sought after and admired because of their strength and beauty. Good quality diamonds are readily available and this easy access has added to their popularity. Because they are high in quantity the standardization of their...
  • Diamonds Of Other Colors
    2,135 words
    Introduction For centuries, cultures have regarded diamonds as beautiful, magical, mysterious, and powerful. These precious stones have been sought after, fought over, and worshiped. Diamonds are associated with wealth, achievement, status, and love. The meaning and rarity of diamonds brings about much to consider when making a purchase. The rough gemstones must first be mined and cut. Once cut, diamonds are appraised to determine their value. Some of them undergo treatments to augment their app...
  • Combat Conflict Diamonds
    265 words
    Reaction Paper: Diamonds of Conflict This was an interesting article that caused me to think a lot of our buying practices. We are never aware of what we do now, can turn into some sort of conflict down the road. It is a shame how the purchase of diamonds can finance army's to fight inhuman and pointless wars with tons of innocent individuals. Is something of beauty and something from the earth we have put a materialistic value on, worth the lives of tens of thousands of people? I think that we ...

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