This clip is part of the sequence Science & Technology: Diamond Burning


Caption: Diamond burning in liquid oxygen. Clip 4 of 4. The white hot diamond is dropped into liquid oxygen, a powerful oxidising agent. The diamond continues to burn in the oxygen, even at this very low temperature of -183 degrees Celsius, or 90K. The carbon in the diamond reacts with the oxygen to form carbon dioxide as the only product. This experiment was first performed by the chemist Smithson Tennant in 1797, who used it to show that diamond is made solely of carbon.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 4k, agent, beaker, boiling, burn, burning, burns, carbon dioxide, chemical, chemistry, co2, cold, composition, cryogenic, demonstrating, demonstration, destroying, destruction, diamond, disappearing, dropping, education, educational, element, gem, geological, geology, glassware, glowing, lab, laboratory, liquid, oxidation, oxidising, oxygen, physical, precious, properties, reactive, rock, sequence, stone, uhd, vanishing

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.

Diamond burning in liquid oxygen

K004/7908 Rights Managed

Downloadable master

Duration: 00:00:33

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 25

Audio: Yes

Format: QuickTime, Photo JPEG 100%, progressive scan, square pixels

File size: 1.8G


Capture format: Sony FS700

Frame size: 3840x2160

Codec: Apple ProRes 422 HQ

Please contact Science Photo Library if you require the original, or other formats.


Save watermarked comp

Request un-watermarked file

Price clip Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator