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Diamond Films and Coatings

Development, Properties and Applications

This excellent, in-depth review of diamond films and coatings covers their properties, growth, deposition, characterization, and applications. The eight chapters are written by experts in their field. Early studies on synthetic diamonds were done in the 1950s and 1960s, however, their use and importance were not recognized until the late 1970s and early 1980s. These coatings are now being used in high temperature and tribological applications, optics and electro-optics applications, and certainly biological applications.

High temperature and tribological applications, optics and electro-optics applications, and certainly biological applications.

Hardbound, 437 Pages

Published: December 1993

Imprint: William Andrew

ISBN: 978-0-8155-1323-0


  • "an excellent review of diamond films and coatingsàWell illustrated, containing many useful references." - IEEE


  • 1. Diamond Properties and Applications 1.0 The Crystalline Structure of Diamond 2.0 Mechanical and Elastic Properties of Diamond 3.0 Optical Properties of Diamond 4.0 Electrical Properties of Diamond 5.0 High Temperature and Tribological Applications of Diamond 6.0 Optical Applications of Diamond 7.0 Electro-Optic and Related Applications 8.0 Biological Applications References2. Synthesis of Bulk Diamond: History and Present Status 1.0 Introduction 2.0 The Early History of Diamond Synthesis 3.0 The High Pressure Growth of Diamond 4.0 Other Bulk Diamond Synthesis Processes 5.0 The Present Status of High Pressure Diamond Growth References3. Chemical Mechanismus of Diamond CVD 1.0 Introduction 2.0 Nucleation 3.0 Growth References4. Technology of Vapor Phase Growth of Diamond Films 1.0 Introduction 2.0 General Conditions for Diamond Film Deposition 3.0 Pyrolysis Methods 4.0 Heated Filament Method 5.0 Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition 6.0 Other Methods of Diamond Deposition 7.0 Comparison of Deposition Technologies 8.0 Recommendations and Predictions References5. Diamond as a Wear-Resistant Coating 1.0 Introduction 2.0 Deposition and Applications of Wear-Resistant Materials 3.0 Potential Products and Industrial Applications 4.0 Problems Related to the Fabrication and Adhesion of Low-Pressure Diamond Products 5.0 Technical and Economical Problems Linked with Synthesis Methods, Industrial Production Units and Fabrication 6.0 Market Potentials and Future Prospects 7.0 Conclusions and Outlook References6. Characterization of Diamond Films 1.0 Introduction 2.0 Vibrational Spectroscopies 3.0 Electron Spectroscopies 4.0 Electron Microscopies 5.0 Diffraction Techniques 6.0 Other Analytical Techniques 7.0 Summary References7. Non-Electronic Applications of Diamond Films 1.0 Introduction 2.0 Goals of Applied CVD Diamond Research 3.0 Research Approaches for Diamond Property Enhancement 4.0 Future Non-Electronic Diamond Applications References8. Electronic Applications of Diamond Films and Coatings 1.0 Introduction 2.0 Doping 3.0 Contacts 4.0 Etching of Diamond 5.0 Diamond SiO2 Interface 6.0 Device Structures 7.0 Conclusions References Index


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