Diamond exists in a variety of forms: natural crystals mined from the earth, man-made crystals now produced in large quantities, sintered to form polycrystalline blocks, and as thin films of diamond grown directly from carbonaceous gases. Covering a range of information from the simplest scientific information on diamond to its engineering applications, this book introduces readers to each topic at a basic level - taking readers through to the most recent developments in each field.
- Limba : Engleza
- Cuprins : Diamonds today; the structure of diamond; impurities in diamond; optical absorption and colour; luminescence; the morphology of diamond; geometric defects in the diamond lattice; mechanical properties; strength and fracture; plastic deformation of diamond; polishing and shaping diamond; mechanical differences between diamonds; friction; polycrystalline diamond (PCD); application and wear of diamond; wear and surface characteristics; turning boring and milling; grinding; sawing and drilling; miscellaneous applications. Appendices: some numerical values; units and conversion factors.
- Data Publicarii : 22 Mar 1994
- Editie : New ed
- Format : Paperback
- Numar pagini : 525
- ISBN : 9780750619158
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