X Ray For Diamonds

X Ray For Diamonds

A newfangled X ray for diamonds is being developed in Germany that promises to locate precious gems deep in rocks. The Development Center for X-Ray Technology EZRT has developed a machine that detects diamonds hiding inside rocks of volcanic origin. Currently, the diamond industry already uses x-ray technology, but there are several limitations such as detection close to the ore surface.

The more efficient alternative produces two images of the same object using different X-ray spectra. A special algorithm that was developed filters the data from the images and distinguishes diamond from kimberlite rock. This new technology is capable of detecting diamonds of a few millimeters in size in kimberlite ore to grain sizes up to 50 millimeters.

Detection is not limited to diamonds and can be used in several situations that material have to be identified and cleanly separated. This eagle eye can find coveted materials that are concealed in computers, and old cellphones.