Description

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.

Readership

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

Table of Contents

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 References 2. 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 References 3. Chemical Mechanismus of Diamond CVD 1.0 Introduction 2.0 Nucleation 3.0 Growth References 4. 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 References 5. 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

Details

No. of pages:
437
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1993
Published:
Imprint:
William Andrew
Print ISBN:
9780815513230
Electronic ISBN:
9780815516880

Reviews

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