[extropy-chat] The diamond age is upon us

Adrian Tymes wingcat at pacbell.net
Tue May 17 16:51:03 UTC 2005

--- John K Clark <jonkc at att.net> wrote:
> http://www.carnegieinstitution.org/news_releases/news_0505_16.html

Next challenge: shaping the diamonds so as to make interesting things
from them.

I wonder if it would be possible to, for example, set up a bunch of
disposable CVD chambers, linked like chain mail, where each link is
only a few millimeters around.  Even at .1 millimeters per hour growth,
that would still only take a day or two to grow, if all of the chambers
were growing diamond at once.  Then crack and throw away the chambers.
(The chambers would, of course, have to be made of something cheap -
maybe simple hollow steel rings, if that would not interact with the
CVD.  The CVD equipment itself would have to be removable and reusable,
of course, probably with one central source linked via many injector
tubes to each of the chambers.)

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