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2012-03-13 09:01:57

While diamonds may be a girl´s best friend, they´re also well-loved by scientists working to enhance the performance of electronic devices. Two new studies performed at the U.S. Department of Energy´s Argonne National Laboratory have revealed a new pathway for materials scientists to use previously unexplored properties of nanocrystalline-diamond thin films. While the properties of diamond thin films are relatively well-understood, the new discovery could dramatically...

2012-02-01 11:00:00

Trusted Leader in Diamond Tool Products Plans to Hire 7 new employees as a Result of Recent Growth and Sizable Tax Break New Haven, IN (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 Continental Diamond´s success in 2011 has paved the way for expansion in 2012 as manufacturing demands have increased. The company will need approximately 15,000 additional square feet in order to meet the demand and supply volume of diamond tool products. Senior Vice President Ray Viggiano estimates that the physical...


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2005-05-26 11:05:25

Corundum is the crystalline form of aluminium oxide and one of the rock-forming minerals. Corundum is naturally clear, but can have different colors when impurities are added. Transparent specimens are used as gems, called ruby if red, while all other colors are called sapphire. The word corundum comes from the Hindi kurand. The oxygen atoms in corundum are arranged in a hexagonal close-packing, with the smaller aluminium atoms occupying 2/3 of the octahedral gaps. The coordination of the...

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