Some Properties of Sintered Diamond
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  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.
KeywordsCompressive Strength Diamond Particle Synthetic Diamond Diamond Powder Diamond Phase
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