Most people associate crystals with semi-transparent stones with therapeutic properties or suncatchers that operate as rainbow prisms. But for scientists and engineers, a crystal is a type of material in which the atoms, molecules, or nanoparticles that make it up are predictably organized in space.
Using X-Rays, it is possible to analyze the atomic structure of solid materials swiftly, easily, and with extreme precision. This, however, necessitates the existence of crystals of the relevant substances.
Materials known as single crystals have no grain boundaries and have a continuous, uninterrupted crystal lattice that extends to the sample’s edges.
What do clouds, televisions, pharmaceuticals, and even the dirt under our feet have in common- They all have or use crystals in some way. Crystals are more than just fancy gemstones.
Groupe RSL is the first company to produce a Canadian lab-grown diamond gem, at its production facility in Quebec. The company is currently producing large diamonds for the premium jewellery market. With sustainability at the heart of its approach, Groupe RSL believes that lab diamonds have the potential to significantly reduce the environmental impacts of diamond production.
The global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions is considerable. Fluorine-containing gases, such as so-called per- or polyfluorinated hydrocarbons, or PFCs, as well as carbon dioxide (CO2), play a crucial role in this process.
Thorlabs has announced a collaboration with Element Six (E6), part of the De Beers Group, to offer E6’s diamond materials through the Thorlabs catalog, with same-day shipment.
In an article recently published in the journal Bioprinting, researchers discussed the development of a bioink formulation based on radical scavenging gelatin methacrylamide for three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting of a pa...
Writing in ACS Materials Letters, a team of scientists from Zhejiang University in China have reported the inclusion of dyes in nonlinear optical crystals using a gel-mediated strategy.
In an article recently published in the journal Dyes and Pigments, researchers discussed the utility of photonic crystals (PC) to prepare carbon fiber substrates with structural hues.