Diamond Nanotechnology: Synthesis and Applications

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Pan Stanford Publishing, 2010 - Science - 252 pages
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This book on nanodiamonds is the first of its kind. Nanodiamonds are indispensable for polishing industrial materials (e.g., computer hard drives and read heads) and advanced ceramics (e.g., silicon carbide and gem diamond). The book is valuable for those dealing with nanodiamonds as well as for those interested in a general education of nanosize materials.

 

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Contents

Chapter One Diamond in the Sky
1
Chapter Two The Nanodiamond Connection of Life and Consciousness
23
Chapter Three Dawn of the Diamond Age
41
Chapter Four Diamond Synthesis in Perspective
57
Chapter Five Micron Fines and Nanodiamonds
95
Chapter Six Dynamite Diamond
121
Chapter Seven Nanodiamond Applications
137
Chapter Eight Biological Applications of Diamond
163
Chapter Nine Amorphous Diamond as Thermionic Energy Converters
193
Chapter Ten Fluorinated DLC for Tribological Applications
213
Chapter Eleven Gem Diamond Growth
227
Index
249
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Dr James C. Sung received his PhD from MIT in 1976. Subsequently, he joined General Electric (the largest diamond maker) and was manager of Diamond Engineering until 1984. Dr Sung later helped Norton (the largest diamond user) establish diamond synthesis capabilities. In late 1980s he also transferred diamond technology to Iljin of Korea (the largest diamond maker in Asia). In early 1990 Dr Sung developed novel diamond tools at Industrial Technology Research Institute in Taiwan. Since 1996, Dr Sung has developed state-of-the-art diamond technologies for Kinik in Taiwan. As a result, Kinik became the world's largest producer of diamond disks that was indispensable for the manufacture of semiconductor products. Dr Sung holds over 100 US patents. He has published more than 200 papers and has also authored 20 books.