Growing diamonds for cool electronics


About the research 

Diamonds are not only a girl's best friend (M. Monroe), but they're also an engineer's best friend (A. Mallik). Awadesh Mallik (Universiteit Hasselt - imec) explains why that is and how engineers grow diamonds in the lab. 👨🏽‍🔬 💎

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Awadesh Mallik
FWO - imec - UHasselt

Three Es are very valuable to Awadesh Mallik: Environment, Ethics and Economy. They are major energy givers for him. He makes diamond materials in his scientific laboratory for protecting mother earth from the mining of natural diamond or for the cause of preventing child labour that is prevalent in poorer countries or for reducing the abnormal price of natural diamond jewelry due to corrupt practices of the diamond traders. He wants the next generation to value diamonds for their real use in uplifting human living conditions by making smarter technologies, and rather not to make fake pride only in its glittering appearance.

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