Quantum Dots and Diamond Semiconductors

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A New spherical NanoDiamond with semiconductive properties was invented by Chris Arnold, a gemologist and professional Jeweler experimenting with a new type of diamond synthesis. This material has a smooth surface with a crystalline diamond core and the smooth ball bearing shape makes these particles a unique species of Diamond. Upon application of standard High Temperature High Pressure processing of the powder, amorphous semiconductive pieces were created. The applications of either NanoDiamond Particle (Quantum Dots) or larger Diamond Semiconductor materials will change the worldwide face of computing as these diamond semiconductors can operate in temperatures that would vaporize silicon processors and certainly outperform current operating speeds.

Spherical NanoDiamond coatings on electrical connections has proven to reduce disconnect arcing, partly due to thermal dispersion. Commutator arcing is also reduced after treatment, and decibel drops of 80% and greater are normal. The market potential in electronics applications is as large as the current market in computing and semiconductor usage.

This new form of Nanomaterial requires a patented specialized Plasma Reactor and unique production protocols unlike those used in known nanomanufacturing. As the material is also heretofore unknown in the scientific literature, comparison production costs are not possible, however the benefits of advanced technology consistently outweigh product cost.

The particles being diamond withstand 3-4 Million PSI and working temperatures range from absolute zero to 2000F, and their average size has been measured from .1-4 nanometer.

Being diamond, this new NanoMaterial is biologically inert and has been tested by the Stanford Medical Center under contract by the US Navy and determined safe. This NanoMaterial was also written of in Chemical Engineering, Horological Journal, Gun Digest, Gun Tests, Boat Modeler, Chicago Tribune and several others. SEM image at 100,000X magnification.


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    Chris Arnold
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