Diamond as a gemstone? What a waste!

Event Date
Wednesday, 7 November 2012 - 7:00pm
Speaker/Host
Richard Jackman
Type
Event
Campus
Other

Diamond as a gemstone? What a waste!

Using Diamond Nanotechnology to repair our bodies.

 

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend apparently, but are they far more valuable in biotechnology? Diamond is not only a sparkler it has some extraordinary physical properties, which are used widely in engineering and technology. It’s extremely hard, has high thermal conductivity and its electrical properties make it very useful in high performance electronic devices. One lesser known quality is its bio-compatiblity, making it perfect for devices to be used within the body.

 

Professor Richard Jackman from the London Centre for Nanotechnology will tell us why wearing diamonds is only the beginning of our uses for these versatile gemstones.

 

Time: 7pm, for a 7.30pm start

Place: Upstairs at The Lamb, 92 Lambs Conduit Street, WC1N 3LZ

Cost: Free

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