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Diamonds today The Structure of Diamond Impurities in diamond Optical absorption and colour Luminescence The morphology of diamond Geometric defects in the diamond lattice Mechanical properties Strength and fracture Plastic deformation of diamond Polishing and shaping diamond Mechanical differences between diamonds Friction Polycrystaline diamond (PCD) Applications and Wear of Diamond Wear and surface characteristics Turning, boring and milling Grinding; Sawing and drilling Micellaneous applications Appendix 1 Some numerical values Appendix 2 Units and conversion factors