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Diamonds Hard To Beat For Use In Technology

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November 23, 1998
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Consider these possibilities: A TV set, only slightly thicker than paper, which could be hung on a wall or rolled up and moved from room to room within a home; A laptop computer screen that would remain battery-powered for weeks at a time instead of just a few hours; Or a device that would make future Star Trek-like travel to Mars possible on electrically powered space capsules. These are just a few of the uses of diamond technology envisioned by the team of Vanderbilt University engineering professors Jim Davidson and Weng Poo Kang. Their lab includes two machines that can deposit diamond coating.

Consider these possibilities: A TV set, only slightly thicker than paper, which could be hung on a wall or rolled up and moved from room to room within a home; A laptop computer screen that would remain battery-powered for weeks at a time instead of just a few hours; Or a device that would make future Star Trek-like travel to Mars possible on electrically powered space capsules.


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