Friday, November 14, 2008

Alch-emy: Turn Tequila to Diamonds

A team of Mexican scientists were experimenting with ways to create lab diamonds from common organic solutions when they stumbled upon tequila.

As it turns out, tequila has just the right amount of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen needed to make diamonds. Cheap, white tequila returned fantastic results: tiny, spherical diamonds.

This discovery could greatly improve the industrial production of hard, heat-resistant diamond films. Large scale production will begin in 2011.

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