Diamond Chemistry [was Re: We're stuck with each other]

From: Ken Clements (Ken@Innovation-On-Demand.com)
Date: Wed Jan 23 2002 - 10:53:24 MST

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:

> Speaking of which, Robert, are you sure that it's possible to consume
> diamond and oxygen as a fuel? Are you sure you aren't thinking of a
> rocket-suit that got you into orbit by turning something else, maybe
> acetylene, into the diamondoid suit?

Diamonds burn well at high temp.

See: http://www.chem.wisc.edu/~newtrad/CurrRef/BDGTopic/BDGtext/BDGDmnd.html


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