Few people know that diamonds are produced in Slovakia for 15 years. To inform about this topic general public, Ing. Marián Marton, PhD. from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at SUT, who is devoted to this topic, accepted an invitation to Bratislava Scientific confectioners on 23.6. 2015 at 9.00 am.

What is actually a diamond

The word diamond has its origin in the Greek "adamas" - insuperable. Diamond is the hardest material in the world. However is his occurrence a unique, it consists of one of the most often represented element in nature - carbon. The carbon atoms are connected by short hardback in a cubic crystal lattice. Crystallization in nature occurs in extreme conditions.

Formation of diamond in nature requires specific conditions, the presence of carbon, 4.5 - 6 GPa pressure and temperature 900-1300°C. For demanding conditions, an incidence of natural diamond is very rare, there is therefore a need for diamond production.

In terms of physical properties is the diamond unique material with great perspective for the use, not only for jewellers, but also for scientists. In Scientific confectioners we learned in detail of what it consists of, how it occurs in nature and how it can be produced.

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