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Nanodiamonds: "Our goal is not to be able to diagnose a specific disease, but to offer medicine a universal tool"

Interview with Dr. Patrick Happel, RUBION - Ruhr University Bochum

They are not just "a girl's best friend"1, but are also important helpers in medicine: diamonds. Yet the latter are so tiny that they are not visible to the naked eye. Dr. Patrick Happel at the Ruhr University Bochum in Germany studies so-called nanodiamonds. Someday soon, they are supposed to help in significantly improving medical imaging.

09/22/2014

Photo: Patrick Happel

Dr. Patrick Happel; © RUBION - Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Photo: Nanodiamond

During the production process, nanodiamonds are heated under pressure of less than 0.00001 mbar for 24 hours to 700°C; © RUBION – Ruhr University Bochum

Foto: Simone Ernst; Copyright: B. Frommann

© B. Frommann