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Some Properties of Sintered Diamond

  • M. D. Horton
  • B. J. Pope
  • L. B. Horton
  • R. P. Radtke

Abstract

Only recently was it discovered that diamond powder could be sintered into a tough, coherent mass. This can be done in spite of the fact that diamond under room pressure is thermodynamically unstable and exhibits plastic flow only at rather high temperatures [1] which increases the instability. This difficulty is overcome by the use of high pressure which not only tends to stabilize the diamond phase but also increases the sintering rate of the diamond particles.

Keywords

Compressive Strength Diamond Particle Synthetic Diamond Diamond Powder Diamond Phase 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. D. Horton
    • 1
  • B. J. Pope
    • 1
  • L. B. Horton
    • 1
  • R. P. Radtke
    • 2
  1. 1.Megadiamond CorporationProvoUSA
  2. 2.Rucker HycalogHoustonUSA

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