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Latest Material properties of diamond Stories

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2008-01-08 22:26:17

Teams of researchers from Penn State, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Naval Research Academy have recently discovered a trait of blue diamonds that could prove to be invaluable. When a white or natural light shines on the Hope Diamond, it glows a brilliant blue; when an ultraviolet light shines on the Hope Diamond, it glows a bright red-orange for five minutes. Most diamond colors fluoresce; they only emit visible light as long as they are stimulated with uv radiation. Teams of...