Properties of Diamond

The term “diamond” refers to the cubic crystalline form of carbon, with a sp3-tetrahedral hybridized cubic structure, space group Oh7Fd3 m.  CVD-produced diamond materials span a continuum in grain sizes, morphologies, defect structures and concentrations, and properties.  Careful control of growth conditions can manipulate the grain size to vary continuously from barely displaying evidence of crystallinity to single domains of gem size single crystals.

 

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