• Question: Why do you work with Crystals?

    Asked by AIDANOtoole to Sumit on 4 Mar 2019. This question was also asked by Ekalb.Blake.
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      Sumit Konar answered on 4 Mar 2019:

      when we are in primary school, we think crystals are only used in jewellery or a fun thing to look at. The crystal I work are all with different kinds, starting from pharmaceuticals to explosives; phase change materials to carbides. Crystals store all the information with their structure; it is like ahidden code. If we know the structure, we can predict all the property. Structure of diamond is different than graphite; thats why they behave so differently.