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STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF DIAMOND

Nature volume 159, pages 729731 (31 May 1947) | Download Citation

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THE diamond offers a variety of fascinating problems to the research worker interested in the correlation of physical properties with crystal structure, and the well-known variations of crystalline habit, colour, fluorescence, and so forth, are responsible for a bulky scientific literature. Its scientific interest and its beauty as a gem inspired many abortive attempts at synthesis, and probably one successful solution of the problem1. It is not surprising that the diamond was among the very first crystals examined by X-ray methods, and the essential simplicity of the structure is in striking contrast with the complexity revealed by a detailed examination of the crystalline form and properties.

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