In Brief: Medical applications of diamond particles and surfaces
Scientists in the Argonne National Laboratory's Nanofabrication & Devices Group together with users from the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University have written an invited review ...
Diamond X-rays used to discover tooth decay enzymes
Scientists using Diamond Light Source have made a breakthrough in the battle against tooth decay, with research published in the leading Journal of Molecular Biology (JMB) on 29 April 2011.
Diamond light illuminates process of silver decay in Catalonian altarpieces
Scientists from the Technical University of Catalonia in Barcelona have teamed up with Diamond Light Source to use a brilliant infrared microbeam to understand at the microscopic scale molecular processes ...
New carbon allotrope could have a variety of applications
Carbonates make diamonds grow in the Earth's mantle
Diamonds that no-one ever sees can form deep in the Earths interior. This is due to the chemical conditions controlling the associated carbon cycle. Swiss researchers used laboratory experiments to show ...
Scientists take another step towards quantum computing using flawed diamonds
Silver-diamond composite offers cooling capabilities for electronics
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are developing a solid composite material to help cool small, powerful microelectronics used in defense systems. The material, composed ...
Diamonds not always a girl's best friend
With Valentines Day around the corner, jewelers are gearing up for a busy period as happy couples come shopping for the perfect engagement ring. Top of the list is the classic diamond, and this year there are more choices ...
Effects of atomic-scale roughness on adhesion between diamond surfaces
CNST Project Leader Rachel Cannara and collaborators from the United States Naval Academy (USNA) and the University of Pennsylvania have shown that atomic-scale surface roughness has a strong influence on adhesion for diamond, ...
World’s first diamond nanoelectromechanical switch
Japanese researchers have succeeded in the batch fabrication of suspended structures (cantilevers and bridges) of single crystal diamond for nano/micro electromechanical systems.
How to soften a diamond
After hundreds of years, German researchers at the Fraunhofer IWM in Freiburg have managed to decode the atomic mechanism behind diamond grinding.
Structure of new form of super-hard carbon identified
Diamonds cutting environmental impact
Diamonds are known as a girl's best friend due to their splendid sparkle, but they are also held in very high regard by industrialists, who prize their unmatched density, excellent thermal conduction and other properties.
Clues included in diamonds
A study of Brazilian diamonds by Earth scientists from the University of Bristol has found that tiny inclusions in the diamonds contain traces of oceanic crust and sedimentary rocks, formed originally on the ...