Dr. J. Willard Hershey and the Synthetic Diamond

Dr. Hershey taught chemistry at McPherson College and is credit by some as creating world’s first verified artificial diamonds. Hershey and his student assistants went through many trials and tribulations before they produced their first diamonds in 1929.

Learn about the process Hershey used to synthesize diamonds (Hint: It involved using sugar carbon). See the pictures of his furnace and other equipment that he used. The near future will see completion of the exhibit with the installation of video equipment when you will be able to see a film showing the steps in the diamond making process.

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