Synthetic Diamond: Emerging CVD Science and Technology

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Karl E. Spear, John P. Dismukes
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 4, 1994 - Technology & Engineering - 688 pages
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.
 

Contents

The Vision of Diamond as an Engineered Material
3
Development of LowPressure Diamond Growth in the United
21
Summary of Research on Diamond Growth from the Gas Phase
41
Development of Diamond Science and Technology in Japan
57
Development and Status of Diamondlike Carbon
91
Growth of Diamond by CVD Methods and Effects of Process
145
Vapor Phase Diagnostics in Diamond CVD
193
Mechanisms for CVD Diamond Growth
243
Diamond Electrical Properties and Electronic Device Behavior
355
Optical Properties and Optoelectronic Applications of Diamond
401
Tribology and Wear Behavior of Diamond
419
Industrial Applications of SingleCrystal Diamond
507
Technological Applications of CVD Diamond
533
A Comparative Assessment of CVD Diamond Manufacturing
581
CVD Diamond Markets in the 21st Century
625
Index
649

Physical Chemical and Microstructural Characterization
307

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About the author (1994)

Karl E. Spear is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University - Penn State. He received a B.S. - mathematics - from Baker University, a Ph.D. - physical chemistry - from the University of Kansas, and studied 15 months at the University of Münster, Germany on an NSF Graduate Fellowship.

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