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"On the preparation of adamantine carbon or diamond." In: Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. XI, 1880-1882.

By: MARSDEN, R. Sydney.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Edinburgh:, Neill, 1882.: 1882

Seller ID: S6349

8vo. Pages 20-27. [Entire volume: ix, [1 blank], 884 pp. 7 figs. Full brown cloth, gilt spine. Small ex library ms. paper spine label, blind stamp of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, solar Observatory. Very good. FIRST EDITION. Artificial diamonds are a "master problem of inorganic chemistry." Partington. R. S. Marsden was the first to obtain small crystals of artificial diamonds by strongly heating charcoal with an alloy of silver and platinum, and then cooling. His results were confirmed by Ferdinand Moissan in 1896. Partington, A history of chemistry, IV, p. 914. First Editi... View more info