Properties and Applications of Diamond - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750619158

Properties and Applications of Diamond

1st Edition

Authors: Eileen Wilks John Wilks
Paperback ISBN: 9780750619158
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 22nd March 1994
Page Count: 525
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Properties and Applications of Diamond provides a unique consolidation of all useful information, as well as a comprehensive survey of literature. No other book covers this topical field with such breadth and clarity, making it both a fundamental introduction and an invaluable on-going reference. '..very readable and has value for both the expert and the newcomer' - INDUSTRIAL DIAMOND REVIEW 'An excellent source of information for any researcher, student or industrial user' - CHOICE '..lucidly written, effectively illustrated..carefully referenced and logically presented' - AUSTRALIAN GEMMOLOGIST 'It is unique amongst other books of this type' - MATERIALS FORUM


Engineers working with diamond, professionals working in the field of diamond, students, libraries

Table of Contents

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; Polycrystaline diamond (PCD); Applications and Wear of Diamond; Wear and surface characteristics; Turning, boring and milling; Grinding; Sawing and drilling; Micellaneous applications; Appendix 1 Some numerical values; Appendix 2 Units and conversion factors.


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About the Author

Eileen Wilks

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Research Officer, Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford

John Wilks

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly lecturer, Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford

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