By: Anthony Martino
Mr. Da Luz
This is my opinions on the future of what I thought we could do about diamonds.
Diamonds were first discovered in India and had been known in India for the last 3000 to 6000 years. In 1813 Humphrey Davy discovered that diamonds are created by carbon. How he discovered that diamonds are created by carbon (coal) is that he used a lens to concentrate the rays of the sun on a diamond in an atmosphere of oxygen, and showed that the burning of the diamond was carbon dioxcide.
A diamond is known as the hardest rock ever. So hard that it is impossible to scratch it.
Toughness relates to a material's ability to resist breakage from forceful impact. The toughness of natural diamond has been measured as 3.4 MN m-3/2, which is good compared to other gemstones, but poor compared to most engineering materials. As with any material, diamonds has a cleavage plane and is therefore more fragile in some orientations than others.
My Idea’s using the diamond can be a little bit simple and a little complicated. My first idea involves space. I was watching the slide show Mr. Da Luz showed to the class and it explained how diamonds are exploded out of the volcano
(a few) and with 1160 Celcius of heat going through the diamond, it made me curious of what we could do with diamonds in space. So I reserched how hot a diamond can get and it burns/melts/cracks at 4827 Celcius. Now the suns surface tempature is 5400 Celcius which is obviously hotter than the diamond can take, but if we could find something or even create something that could help the diamond survive that heat tempature, it could be possible for a human to walk on the sun, or even fly close to it with no fear.(with the exception of the sun’s gravitational pull). Maybe the diamond could ressit the radiation coming from the suns surface by its shine, because I learned in science bright colors, items, ect, can reflect heat rays. So if we cover a rocket in diamonds it would be the coolest (speacking in 2 ways) ship ever. Another idea could be using the diamond as a drill to drill through rocks or undergound to some destination or if you wanted to make a tunell you will have to have something that can cut through rock.
The problems of building the rocket would be. Firstly, conecting the diamonds together because you can’t glue it or nail through the daimond. Seoindly, the diamond is a lot stronger than a nail and it could crack the diamond in pieces or in half. Thirdly, even if you were wanting to walk on the surface of the sun, you could be fried because its like being covered in diamonds, except the heat gets traped in you and you become human oven. There might not be any problems with the drill because you can get a couple of steel clamps and just use the ring structure as an example (engadgement ring) and use it as a small scale.
In conclusion, it could be almost impossible to use a diamond as a way to walk on the moon because it would be exactly like a walking human oven on the suns suface.
What is not fair is that a diamond is a girls best friend, and a mans best friend is a dog.