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Case Western Reserve University Makes Nanodiamonds In Ambient Conditions
2013-10-21 09:19:46

Case Western Reserve University Opens door for flexible electronics, implants and more Instead of having to use tons of crushing force and volcanic heat to forge diamonds, researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a way to cheaply make nanodiamonds on a lab bench at atmospheric pressure and near room temperature. The nanodiamonds are formed directly from a gas and require no surface to grow on. The discovery holds promise for many uses in technology and...

2013-10-16 23:35:13

As diamond prices rise*, more brides say yes to Moissanite Engagement Rings. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Diamonds have been the stone of choice for engagement rings, wedding bands, and fine jewelry items since 1477 when the first diamond engagement ring was presented**. Known originally as a sign of great wealth and royalty, today diamonds are almost commonplace. With prices projected to rise a whopping 6% a year through 2020, however, the popularity of diamonds may be waning....

2013-10-16 23:22:11

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Functional Materials for Future Electronics: Metals, Inorganic & Organic Compounds, Graphene, CNT. London (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 The chemistry of the new electronics and electrics is key to its future, whether it is invisible, tightly rollable, biodegradable, edible, employing the memristor logic of the human brain or possessing any other previously- impossible capability in a manufactured device. De-risking that material...

2013-10-12 23:02:56

Oct.11, 2013, iAbrasive.com launches its first special sub-section for “Abrasive Grains” to experience purchasing abrasives in a different way. (PRWEB) October 12, 2013 Oct.11, 2013, iAbrasive.com, a professional online marketplace focusing on abrasives, abrasive products and diamond tools e-commerce, launches its first special sub-section for “Abrasive Grains” to experience purchasing abrasives in a different way. As a leading B2B company, iAbrasive.com shares similarities with...

2013-10-08 23:28:55

MarketResearchReports.Biz announces addition of new report “Global and China Graphene Industry Report, 2012-2015” to its database. Visit: http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis-details/global-and-china-graphene-industry-report-2012-2015. Albany, NY (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Global and China Graphene Industry Report, 2012-2015 Featuring excellent mechanical, thermal, electrical and magnetic properties, graphene enjoys broad prospect of its application in such fields as...

2013-10-08 11:37:09

Surprising result: Graphene retains its properties even when coated with silicon Graphene has extreme conductivity and is completely transparent while being inexpensive and nontoxic. This makes it a perfect candidate material for transparent contact layers for use in solar cells to conduct electricity without reducing the amount of incoming light - at least in theory. Whether or not this holds true in a real world setting is questionable as there is no such thing as "ideal" graphene - a...


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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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