SLAG Posted March 20, 2017 Share Posted March 20, 2017 Awesome! ::: i.f.i. technology and metallurgy fans, Great news! super hard windows are on the way and coming to, among other uses, a space ship located near you! Very hard boron nitride has been known for a long time and is prominent in industry. Dr. Moriyasa Nishiyama, his associates, and some equally brilliant German scientists have, together, fashioned CUBIC boron nitride crystals. This particular crystal form is much harder than standard run of the mill boron nitride. (which is nothing to sneeze at, itself.) Boron nitride is almost as hard as diamond, but it can withstand temperatures way hotter than diamond. I know enthusiasts, the suspense has been building and is probably almost overbearing. So here goes, https://phys.org/news/2017-03-transparent-ceramics-super-hard-windows.html Tell all your friends that you saw it here in this sub-forum. Regards to all. SLAG. p.s if you turn the house thermostat up to 1,560 degrees F. your wife's diamond ring will turn into very expensive carbon dioxide. Don't do it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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