Diamonds aren’t forever

Contrary to the title of the 1971 James Bond film, the earth’s hardest naturally-occurring material, diamond, does not last forever. By exposing diamond to intense ultraviolet rays, it’s possible to create small pits in the material’s surface.

The ability to etch diamond could pave the way for a range of developments, including smaller and more efficient optical devices used in quantum computing and high-performance lasers.

Read more at Macquarie University