Nanosculptures on round surfaces of natural diamonds

A. A. Chepurov, S. S. Kosolobov, D. V. Shcheglov, V. M. Sonin, A. I. Chepurov, A. V. Latyshev

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The results of a study using scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy comprising the micromorphology of the ditrigonal and trigonal layers on surfaces near the edges of octahedral diamond crystals from the Udachnaya-Eastern kimberlite pipe in Yakutia are presented. The studied surface sculptures are elongated parallel to the direction 〈111〉 and have similar morphological features, characterized by a wavy profile across the lamination, the absence of flat areas at the micro- and nanolevel. It is proposed that both sculpture types were formed as a result of dissolution under natural conditions. This suggestion is corroborated by the revelation of negative trigons on the octahedral facets of the studied diamonds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-264
Number of pages9
JournalGeology of Ore Deposits
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017
Externally publishedYes


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