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24th June, 2023 Science and Technology

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  • As part of his first state visit to the United States, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted First Lady Jill Biden a lab-grown diamond.

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Q. Consider the following statements with respect to Lab Grown Diamonds:

1.Lab-grown diamonds are chemically and optically identical to natural diamonds.

2.Lab-made diamonds are developed from a carbon seed placed in a microwave chamber and superheated into a glowing plasma ball and the process creates particles that crystallize into diamonds in seconds.

3.A Chemical Vapour Deposition Diamond is a technique in which diamonds are grown from a hydrocarbon gas mixture, similar to how diamonds form in interstellar gas clouds.

4.Lab-created diamonds are inherently and significantly less detrimental to the environment.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 4 only

(c) 1, 3, and 4 only

(d) All of the above.

Correct Answer: (c) 1, 3, and 4 only