Physical Classification of Diamond

  • Alexander M. Zaitsev


The physical classification of diamond is based on the optical absorption of nitrogen, boron and hydrogen-related defects and paramagnetic absorption of single substitutional nitrogen. The first classification of diamonds into types I and II based on the peculiarities of their optical absorption was given by Robertson et al. (1934). The first definite classification of the modern type was given by Dyer et al. (1965a).


Natural Diamond Synthetic Diamond Natural Type Absorption Continuum Electrical Specific Conductivity 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander M. Zaitsev
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  1. 1.Institut für Geologie, Mineralogie und GeophysikRuhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany

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