RAPAPORT... Scio Diamond Technology Corporation confirmed that its patented Mosaic Diamond growth process, which grows diamond plates of significant size, is now in production.
''These larger plates of single crystal diamond are unmatched anywhere to our knowledge, especially with regard to thickness,'' said the company's chief executive, Joe Lancia. He concluded that with success in growing multiple plates of diamond, in the size of 4.5mm x 18mm x 3.2mm deep, both mass production and fabrication are greatly simplified.
Mike McMahon, Scio's chief operating officer, said, ''We decided to skip over our S3724 technology and go directly to our one-of-a-kind Mosaic technology. The concept in both technologies is to grow diamond on large seed stock. We had the large Scio-produced mosaic seed stock in inventory and the confidence in our operational personnel to grow diamond with that stock.''
Scio employs a patent-protected chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process to produce high-quality, single-crystal diamonds in a controlled laboratory setting and intends to offer these diamonds in limited quantities for the jewelry and technology sectors.