Synthetic Diamond: Emerging CVD Science and Technology by Karl E. SpearSynthetic Diamond: Emerging CVD Science and Technology by Karl E. Spear

Synthetic Diamond: Emerging CVD Science and Technology

EditorKarl E. Spear, John P. Dismukes

Hardcover | April 1, 1994

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A riveting look at the science, technology and people involved in overcoming early impracticalities of the fledgling chemical vapor deposition (CVD) synthesis method and its development in today's state of commercial readiness. Provides insights into numerous vapor phase techniques. Surveys the synthesis, structure, properties and applications of diamondlike carbon. Details current and rapidly emerging applications, manufacturing and markets.
Title:Synthetic Diamond: Emerging CVD Science and TechnologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:688 pages, 9.65 × 6.5 × 1.57 inPublished:April 1, 1994Publisher:Wiley

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ISBN - 10:0471535893

ISBN - 13:9780471535898

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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

The Vision of Diamond as an Engineered Material (M. Yoder).

Summary of Research on Diamond Growth from the Gas Phase in Russia (D. Fedoseev).

Development and Status of Diamondlike Carbon (A. Grill & B. Meyerson).

Vapor Phase Diagnostics in Diamond CVD (H. Thorsheim & J. Butler).

Physical, Chemical, and Microstructural Characterization and Properties of Diamond (W. van Enckevort).

Optical Properties and Optoelectronic Applications of Diamond (J. Pankove & C.-H.


Industrial Applications of Single-Crystal Diamond (M. Seal).

A Comparative Assessment of CVD Diamond Manufacturing Technology and Economics (J. Busch & J. Dismukes).


From Our Editors

The hardest known material and the premiere thermal conductor at room temperature, diamond resists heat, acid, and radiation, is a good electrical insulator but can be doped to form p- and n- type semiconductors, and has the highest known figure of merit for power semiconductor applications. Diamond is transparent to both visible and infrared radiation and has a small dielectric constant. Though long recognized, most of these superior properties of diamond have remained largely unexploited because diamond did not exist in a form suitable for many high-tech applications. Now chemical vapor deposition (CVD) makes diamond, and its high-performance properties, available in thin sheets or coatings, which can cover large areas in a variety of unique shapes. In this form, diamond is also the ultimate in protective coatings. The coming of age of the diamond CVD process may, therefore, prove to be the most important development in industrial technology since the semiconductor. Synthetic Diamond explores the quantum leap in technological capability and industrial and commer