Synthetic Diamonds: Synthesis, Properties, and ApplicationsThesis Statement: Synthetic diamonds, upon differentiating them with natural diamondsbased on their discovery and synthesis, examination of their properties, advantages, andthe efficiency of their applications, exceed the value of the latter, making the former morechosen by most consumers.I.
The diamond, being one of the world’s most important
mineral resources, is thehardest substance known by man on earth.II.
Today's diamonds can be classified in two general kinds: the real, naturaldiamonds and the man-made synthetic diamonds.A.
Formed 100-200 km under the earth's surface about at most 3.2 billion yearsago, a natural diamond is the hardest natural material known to man.1.
Among the four polymorphs of carbon, it is the diamond which has themost compact and strongly bonded structure.2.
The natural diamond possesses several exceptional qualities.a.
It is the only precious stone composed of a single chemical element.b.
Its extreme hardness is of great industrial importance.c.
The colored and pure ones are suitable for jewelry use.d.
In a brilliant cut gemstone, it exhibits strong dispersion and highrefractive indexe.
It is not easily affected by strongest acids and bases.