Regensburg 2022 – wissenschaftliches Programm
KFM 18.2: Vortrag
Mittwoch, 7. September 2022, 15:30–15:50, H5
Physics of natural and artificial diamond gemstones — •Theo Scherer — Karlsruhe Institut of Technology (KIT-IAM-AWP)
Diamond gemstones were very well appreciated in the antique world. Independent on the purpose of jewelry, diamond is a crystalline solid state material with excellent physical and chemical properties as a high Young modulus or a very high thermal conductivity. By doping the material with boron, electrical conductivity can be observed. This is important for electronic devices. In this talk the wide range of production of gemstones and technical applications like high frequency high power microwave transmission diamond windows for nuclear fusion power plants will be presented. Different diamond classifications, cuts and colors by impurities will be shown. A comparison of natural diamonds and artificial produces ones are topic of the discussion.