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Diamond discovery in candle flames

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posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 06:59 PM
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Diamond discovery in candle flames


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Candle flames contain millions of tiny diamond particles, a university professor has discovered.

Research by Dr Wuzong Zhou, who is a professor of chemistry at the University of St Andrews in Fife, revealed that around 1.5 million diamond nanoparticles are created in a candle flame every second it is burning.

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posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 07:00 PM
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Thought I'd share this as its rather cool.

It always amazes me how much we have to learn and the surprising results that are often achieved just by scratching that curiosity itch.

If the diamond particles can be captured and eventually made into larger diamonds, would that make them artifical or genuine ? Not that it matters as I suppose that they would be mainly for industrial use.

Oh and I just knew there was a reason why we girls are partial to a scented candle or three ...,


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posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 07:03 PM
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Whoops = should have put this in the science forum really.
Mods, please fee free to move.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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i would like to ask if you have heard of diamonds being generated from suns?
i cant find it now but i read a theory that certain carbon atoms when ejected from suns can "condence" into space diamonds


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posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 07:22 PM
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Fascinating, and this reminds me of Light in general, sunlight streaming in from the Beyond. Are we always cascaded by crystals, the light transmitted through crystals. One day earth will become crystal too.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 07:25 PM
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I guess it makes sense really as diamonds are carbon based and flames also give off carbon

Must remember to scrape the inside of my pumpkin when i have finished with it on halloween



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 07:28 PM
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so i wonder if the soot can be used to polish gems? or possibly other things??? HMMMMMM there's a job just waiting to be created



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 07:29 PM
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Originally posted by anumohi
so i wonder if the soot can be used to polish gems? or possibly other things??? HMMMMMM there's a job just waiting to be created


Dont even think about it!! ITS MINE



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 07:36 PM
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Originally posted by gpena

Originally posted by anumohi
so i wonder if the soot can be used to polish gems? or possibly other things??? HMMMMMM there's a job just waiting to be created


Dont even think about it!! ITS MINE


you better hurry cuz i just lit the candle



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 07:40 PM
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Candles are a girl's best friend?

I dig it. Interesting news. S&F.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 07:42 PM
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Ah chemistry...

The playground of the gods, lunatics, and accident prones.

... all those times I washed the soot off of my hand after running it across a flame.

Who'd a thunk ?




posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 07:43 PM
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Originally posted by DisasterButton
Candles are a girl's best friend?

I dig it. Interesting news. S&F.


I thought batteries were



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 07:45 PM
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Well, I knew nanoparticles of carbon, in the form of nanotubes and C60 buckyballs were created, but not diamonds! sadly, diamonds must be grown as one continuous crystal to be in the form we commonly know as diamond (macroscopic size). this dust is good for things like tools however.

Also, pretty cool that nanotech is ever-pervasive in our lives.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 07:48 PM
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Originally posted by anumohi

Originally posted by DisasterButton
Candles are a girl's best friend?

I dig it. Interesting news. S&F.


I thought batteries were


Oh yeah. They're a close second.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 07:49 PM
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Here's how you make diamonds in your microwave

www.youtube.com...
edit on 22-8-2011 by anumohi because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 07:54 PM
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IMO that's a lot cooler than turning loved ones ashes into diamonds, unless a family member really wants to do it that way. Interesting indeed.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 08:00 PM
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The modern world we live in today is the problem. We need to go backwards to move forward. We need simplicity. A breakdown. Then you will see the majik on the earth. When we go back. Maybe our grandchildren will be so lucky.

Simplistic elements, majik, nature is the base. We have lost our base.

Thank "The One" for the young at heart, explorers, and modern shaman...young and old. There are small miracles everywhere. We have lost our way.

Candles are cool!



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 11:03 PM
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Anyone up for a bit o' space mining



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 01:58 AM
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Originally posted by DisasterButton

Originally posted by anumohi

Originally posted by DisasterButton
Candles are a girl's best friend?

I dig it. Interesting news. S&F.


I thought batteries were


Oh yeah. They're a close second.


What just batteries on there own? seems like (although useful) a boring best friend.



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 02:16 AM
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I watched an episode of 'Bang Goes The Theory' on BBC last week and on of the experiments was to try and grow a diamond.

It took a lot of time and effort but they managed it. I've linked the clip from the episode.

www.youtube.com...



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