University aims to lead diamond technology research
30 December 2013 Last updated at 17:57 GMT
A Midlands university has said it aims to become a "world leader" in developing diamond technology.
The University of Warwick has been awarded more than £7m to work with synthetic diamonds, a technology which is already in use in manufacturing.
Scientists believe it could also be used in treating cancers.
Ben Godfrey spoke to Prof Mark Newton and PhD student Ben Breeze.