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Exploring New Worlds with Quantum Diamonds – Ron Walsworth
Harvard researcher Ron Walsworth, one of the world’s leading experts in new quantum diamond technology, describes to a family audience how it works, and showcases three current applications: Gathering clues to the formation of the solar system; identifying tumor cells present in blood samples; and providing global positioning without the use of satellites. A fascinating peek into cutting-edge quantum science applications. Produced by the Museum of Science in collaboration with the Center for Integrated Quantum Materials, with support from the National Science Foundation (Award #1231319). Directed by Carol Lynn Alpert. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation, CIQM, or the Museum of Science.
The Science Behind the Sparkle of Lab-Grown Diamonds
Ever wonder how lab-grown diamonds are made? How the process works? How they're different from natural diamonds? Watch this video to find out how we at Lightbox have cracked the science to bring you lab-grown diamonds in pink, white, and blue at $800 a carat. Find out more at lightboxjewelry.com
How To Make A Diamond - Bang Goes the Theory - BBC One
Subscribe and 🔔 to the BBC 👉 https://bit.ly/BBCYouTubeSub Watch the BBC first on iPlayer 👉 https://bbc.in/iPlayer-Home http://www.bbc.co.uk/bang Natural diamonds are formed at about 100km below the surface of the Earth under intense pressure and heat, but in the first UK experiment of its kind Jem Stansfield discovers that under right conditions you can grow diamonds with just an acetylene torch. #bbc All our TV channels and S4C are available to watch live through BBC iPlayer, although some programmes may not be available to stream online due to rights. If you would like to read more on what types of programmes are available to watch live, check the 'Are all programmes that are broadcast available on BBC iPlayer?' FAQ 👉 https://bbc.in/2m8ks6v.
Singlet levels of the NV− centre in diamond
Video abstract for the article ‘Singlet levels of the NV− centre in diamond ‘ by L J Rogers, M W Doherty, M S J Barson, S Onoda, T Ohshima and N B Manson (L J Rogers et al 2015 New J. Phys. 17 013048). Read the full article in New Journal of Physics http://iopscience.iop.org/1367-2630/17/1/013048
Diamond – An Engineer’s Best Friend – Marko Loncar
Synthetic nano-diamonds with single atom impurities may hold the key to quantum cryptography and to the world’s tiniest computer memory arrays. Marko Loncar leads the diamond research thrust at the Center for Integrated Quantum Materials at Harvard, Howard, MIT, and the Museum of Science.
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
Remediation of PFAS in wastewater & landfill leachates w/boron‐doped diamond electrodes
Presented on April 18, 2019, by Cory A. Rusinek - Scientist at the Michigan State University‐Fraunhofer USA, Inc. Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies Abstract: Boron‐doped diamond (BDD) electrodes have shown promise over the last decade for contaminant degradation with a number of studies showing its ability to degrade per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The BDD material provides a combination of rigidity, high oxygen over‐potential, and overall electrode lifetime, which makes it an attractive option for an electrochemical treatment system. This presentation covered the basic and applied research findings of using electrochemical oxidation (EO) with BDD electrodes to destroy PFAS in wastewater and other complex samples such as landfill leachates and wastewaters. Various complimentary treatment technologies for PFAS remediation were also addressed. Download slides: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/106646
Princeton University Research
Diamond defects for quantum communication
A new component of the “quantum internet” is taking shape in the laboratory of Nathalie de Leon in the Department of Electrical Engineering. Such a global quantum network could transmit information far more securely than today’s networks, but one key challenge stems from the difficulty of transmitting quantum signals over long distances. The signals are fragile and can lose their quantum nature as they travel along optical fibers. De Leon and her team have created a “quantum repeater” that can be placed at nodes throughout a network to store signals before sending them on the next leg of their journey. But until now it has been difficult to find a material that can store quantum signals long enough to be useful. To overcome this challenge, the team synthesized a diamond with specific impurities, replacing some of the carbon atoms with silicon. Read more at: https://invention.princeton.edu/news/nathalie-de-leon-diamond-defects-quantum-communication CELEBRATE PRINCETON INNOVATION is an event, website, and video series that highlights research with the potential to benefit society. We highlight faculty researchers and their teams who are making discoveries with the potential to solve today's societal challenges. Animation by Sean Kelley. Funding: National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
The Royal Society
Why are diamonds so hard?
Imagine a diamond. What do you see? Many people will think of a glittering gemstone on jewellery. But the amazing properties of diamond make it ideal for a host of cutting edge applications in electronics, computing, sensing, measuring and more. Our exhibit will highlight the extreme properties and enormous potential of this material, revealing diamond as so much more than just a gemstone. Diamond - more than just a gemstone - selected for the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2016
Every Rock Has A Story #18 - Messenger from the Deep
Welcome to my video series, "Every Rock Has A Story". Each episode conveys the story of a rock, hosted by me, Boston College professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Ethan Baxter. The videos are intended for children grades K-5 but they are fun and appropriate for all, including older kids, adults, parents, and teachers. Feel free to "Like" and "Subscribe" if you wish. I hope you enjoy! This is one of the original 44 episodes filmed in my home in summer 2020. Check out the Teachers and Parents Guide (https://youtu.be/r4Oo09qrTxY) to help navigate these original 44. Many of the rocks and stories presented in these videos would not have been possible without the ongoing support of the National Science Foundation that has funded field excursions around the world and the science of extracting these stories. To learn more about the research described in this video, see: https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-hunt-for-earths-deep-hidden-oceans-20180711/ To learn more about diamonds, see: https://www.thepointtwogram.com/
Gem-A Live: 150 Years of Diamond Mining in Kimberley
Charles Evans FGA DGA, shares his first-hand experience and knowledge of Kimberley, South Africa. This lecture looks at the history of Kimberley and its significance to the diamond industry. It uncovers the unique factors that bring Kimberley's 3.2 billion-year-old diamonds to the surface in 90-million-year-old kimberlite pipes, before looking at the current mining operations. - Geology of Kimberlite - History of Kimberley - Diamond Mining in the Region - Current Overview This webinar was created as part of a weekly series of webinars known as Gem-A Live.
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