Scientists Turn Tequila into Diamonds

This may be the best use of chemistry I’ve heard of all year.

Whoever thought that science was a dry subject might change their mind after learning about a new discovery in which tequila is turned into diamonds. A team of Mexican scientists found that the heated vapor from 80-proof (40% alcohol) tequila blanco, when deposited on a silicon or stainless steel substrate, can form diamond films.

Scientists Turn Tequila into Diamonds

From the article “There is no doubt; tequila has the exact proportion of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms necessary to form diamonds.”

3 thoughts on “Scientists Turn Tequila into Diamonds

  1. drink to?a) devaluation of diamondsb) cheap diamonds on demandc) no more blood diamonds (leading way to some other “blood” commodity)d) screwing big diamond companiese) all of the abovef) Fill in your own

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