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2013-10-03 23:23:59

DiamondEnvy.com Will Be Donating 5% of All Pink Diamond Sales to Breast Cancer Research this October. Every $1 Raised Over $5,000 Will Be Matched by the Company CEO. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 This October you can have your diamond and do good too. Diamond Envy is proud to announce that 5% of every pink diamond sale this month will be donated to breast cancer research. Additionally, the CEO of Diamond Envy will match every $1 over $5,000 raised. “What better way is there...

Development Of Alternative Manufacturing Procedures For Graphene
2013-10-02 10:30:18

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) New production method broadens the perspectives for an improved use of the "magic material" - many different forms are possible Graphene, a crystal composed of only one layer of carbon atoms arranged in a regular hexagon, is regarded as a material which is believed to be capable of performing miracles, in particular in the fields of electronics, sensor technology and display technology, but also in metrology. Only four years after the first...

2013-09-30 23:40:42

An increase in diamond prices could make alternative bridal jewelry the norm, not the exception. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 The place—Vienna, 1477; the person — Archduke Maximilian of Austria; the occasion— the first known diamond engagement ring to be presented to his betrothed, Mary of Burgandy. Recognized as a symbol of aristocracy and higher social class, diamond engagement rings were worn only by the wealthiest due to the rarity and expense of the stone....

2013-09-30 23:23:50

MarketPublishers.com announces that a new research report on the silicon nitride (CAS 12033-89-5) market worked out by BAC Reports is now available in its catalogue. London, UK (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 MarketPublishers.com announces that a new research report on the silicon nitride (CAS 12033-89-5) market worked out by BAC Reports is now available in its catalogue. The newly published report “Silicon Nitride (CAS 12033-89-5) Market Research Report 2013” draws up an elaborate picture...

Scientists Accidentally Discover Worlds Thinnest Glass
2013-09-12 14:58:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from Cornell University and the University of Ulm in Germany happened upon a world record-setting discovery. A stroke of good luck led scientists to find the world’s thinnest piece of glass, measuring only two atoms thick. The glass was understandably easy to miss and was only seen when viewed through an electron microscope. The scientists called the team from Guinness World Records, which titled their discovery...

Manufacturing Saws Made Of Carbon
2013-09-09 11:43:03

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft More material could be saved when manufacturing wafers in future. Ultra-thin saws made of carbon nanotubes and diamond would be able to cut through silicon wafers with minimum kerf loss. A new method makes it possible to manufacture the saw wires. You can’t saw without producing sawdust – and that can be expensive if, for example, the “dust” comes from wafer manufacturing in the photovoltaic and semiconductor industries, where relatively high kerf loss has...


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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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