Lecture Details

SLAC Public Lecture Series

Past Lecture

The Mysteries of Diamonds: Bizarre History, Amazing Properties, Unique Applications

Harris Kagan , Ohio State University
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 07:30 pm

Diamonds have been a prized material throughout history. They are scarce and beautiful, wars have been fought over them, and they remain today a symbol of wealth and power. Diamonds also have exceptional physical properties which can lead to unique applications in science. There are now techniques to artificially synthesize diamonds of extraordinarily high quality. In this talk, Professor Kagan will discuss the history of diamonds, their bizarre properties, and their manufacture and use for 21st century science.

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