The National Geo TV station presented a program about ‘super
diamonds’ last night.
Super diamonds may replace silicon in many current applications.
Diamonds, i.e. blue diamonds, with a certain amount of boron will
conduct electricity; the majority of diamonds will not. Silicon is
useful to about 300 to 350 degress; diamond to about 2000 degrees.
Scientists have developed diamond in sheet form. I believe the
dimensions were 6’ in diameter by 1/20’ thick were mentioned.
Wouldn’t that be fun to play with. A lot of this work was done in the
U. S. Naval Lab in D C. And if this has been made public they are
much further along in the process.
The down side: the narrator discussing the use of ‘superdiamond’ in
communication devices said, 'just think of what this will do on the
battlefield. It’s pathetic that this is the ‘default’ position.
Please no complaints about the accuracy of my facts. I’m not a
scientist; so watch it yourself. These programs are frequently
repeated. You might find it interesting. It was better than the